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Updated to Q2 2019
Demand is likely to remain strong early in the second quarter because of positive gasoline blending margins for toluene, but this may be limited to southeast Asia and might not be sustainable amid a heavy backwardation in gasoline prompt-forward prices. Chinese buying will resume in April-May during the hotter weather, but will be subject to how long safety inspections in east China take.
South Korea-origin cargoes will be more readily available for May and June loading following the end of some maintenance. It is a similar scenario for some southeast Asia-origin cargoes. However, worries about a squeezed production spread – because of the narrow spreads between aromatics products and naphtha – is likely to minimise production from other makers.
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ICIS pricing quotes toluene in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf.
ICIS publishes daily and weekly price assessments, market news and analyses for the domestic toluene market, all available in a single report. Whether you are a buyer, trader or seller, our pricing information gives you access to time-sensitive deals, offers/bids and price movements. Historical pricing data is also available.
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There is also detailed analysis on the market fundamentals and trends. Information on current and upcoming shutdowns and outages in the region are tracked in this report, keeping a close eye on drivers such as the trend in crude and naphtha futures.
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