ICIS price reporting for regional Toluene markets is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
Our network of price reporters delivers direct and regular insights into the local markets they work in.
Updated to Q4 2016
In October the market was relatively strong, and the price fluctuated at a high level. In November market demand was acceptable. In December the market continued to rise.
In October, supply improved over the previous period, although the demand of oil blenders weakened. Overall, demand was still relatively strong. The high crude oil price inspired market confidence, and the price was firmer.
In November, supply and demand kept stable. The price was affected by crude oil and commodity futures, and the toluene market was mixed. At the beginning of December, due to the OPEC agreement to curb oil production, crude oil and commodity futures soared, and the market continued to rise and reached the highest position this year.
We offer the following regional Toluene analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Toluene marketplace.
News & analysis
Regional price assessments, published daily or weekly, enabling you to keep track of trading prices, understand price drivers/fluctuations and set a benchmark for contract price settl ements. ICIS offers reports on over 180 commodities across the global petrochemical, energy and fertilizer markets. Information covered in our price reports includes:
Information is accessed online, via the ICIS dashboard service and is configurable to suit your preferences.
Produced by the ICIS Consulting team, these reports give a robust rolling 12-month price forecast, trade balances and in-depth analysis into where markets are heading – providing a valuable tool to support your short- to medium-term plans.
ICIS pricing intelligence is delivered to you online via the ICIS dashboard. Here you can view your reports and also access other useful services including related news, analysis, historical data and market alerts.
ICIS dashboard also makes it easy for you to create pricing charts, download price history and export data to create tailored analytical models.
ICIS weekly margin reports deliver the detail you need to understand how production costs and prices are affecting margins, enabling you to judge the likely impact on your business and optimise your upstream and downstream business decisions.
The Supply and Demand Window on the ICIS Dashboard provides a snapshot view of historical and forecast information for supply and demand, production capacity and trade flows – a key tool to help safeguard future investments within the chemicals market.
24-hour global coverage of breaking news in the petrochemical industry, including updates on production, shutdowns and key transacted deals, keeping you informed of market developments as they happen. The ICIS news service allows you to customise the market alerts delivered to your email inbox, providing the business-critical information you need straightaway.
If you want to keep updated on the factors driving price movements in the global chemical markets, ICIS Chemical Business provides a summary of the information you need to support your business decisions. Every week, our global team of experts digests and summarises the key issues and their potential impact on the market – all in one magazine.
An expert view of supply and demand comprising four fully-reconciled databases, giving you access to extensive data for more than 100 markets. Information is included on global and regional trade flows, production, capacity and sources of demand in the short-, medium- and long-term. Data can be downloaded, customised and queried to support your planning requirements and your strategic decisions.
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ICIS expert consultants can provide your organisation with the insight, intelligence and data needed to build and grow your business in China. We can help you to gain a clear view on the short and long-term supply and demand picture in the chemicals, energy, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals and paper and pulp markets in China.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Toluene, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.
ICIS pricing quotes toluene in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf.
The ICIS publishes a range of reports covering the Chinese toluene market including a weekly BTX report and a monthly and annual report.
Our information is gathered from an extensive network of sources including producers, traders and buyers. And our published prices are used and accepted as a reference for spot and contract negotiations.
The weekly BTX China report focuses on price discovery in east China and for import arrivals and provides the Friday price close assessment. The report also provides information on intra-week market prices, transactions, the supply-demand situation and an insight into the inventories of producers, traders and down-stream producers.
The ICIS monthly China toluene report, builds on this further leveraging our market experience to provide customers with more in-depth data, commentary and analysis. In addition to a comprehensive monthly price monitor looking up and down the product chain we provide analysis of toluene imports, arbitrage opportunities and downstream demand. A monthly production review and forecast, pricing outlook and sector-specific news completes the picture.
With over 10 years’ of experience of tracking the Chinese toluene market, customers value the clarity ICIS’ toluene China reports bring. It helps them make better business decisions.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Toluene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.