ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Toluene markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
Updated to Q1 2020
Stability is mainly expected for toluene and xylenes supply in Q1. In Europe’s downstream gasoline markets, supply is expected to be healthy in a seasonally weak period, and there is also the prospect of high supply in the US market too. Market players will be watching for any impact on supply/demand from January’s implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 regulations, and any subsequent effect on refinery output.
A bright spot comes from octanes demand set to carry over into Q1 2020. It is likely to be boosted by the impact of IMO 2020. Restocking in early January could occur. Downstream chemical markets may be weak amid Europe’s economic woes. Procurement manager feedback pointed to preparations for a decrease in toluene and xylenes demand in 2020, with the automotive market an area for concern.
We offer the following regional Toluene analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Europe Toluene marketplace.
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ICIS pricing quotes toluene in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf.
The European toluene report is a weekly report that is published every Friday. ICIS covers monthly contracts, so there is a range of settlements between major buyers and sellers.
We also have spot prices for both Rotterdam and the Mediterranean region.
The report contains production news that includes plant shutdowns, any major changes in output, and trade flows such as import and export between regions.
As toluene is part of the aromatics complex, it can be used to make benzene and xylenes if the economics are right, so it is an important market to watch.
If you require a daily toluene price we also produce a daily Aromatics report for Europe which provides you with in-depth pricing information, news and analysis, including a view of the latest toluene prices to keep you informed of the factors and developments affecting the European marketplace on a day-to-day basis.
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