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Updated to Q1 2021
Supply is expected to become more balanced due to the seasonal holidays which will exert less pressure on the market. This situation will remain at least for the early part of January. Producers are not keen on increasing production levels and will be in line with the market requirements which will limit surpluses. If there are low premiums over Eurobob gasoline price bids from buyers, then this could also further deter producers from extracting toluene.
The recent developments in the delivery of a vaccine for the coronavirus has changed the mood of the market. A more sustainable recovery will take time even after the vaccinations hit the market. In January at least, consumption is expected to improve partly with positive sentiment going forward linked with the vaccine and restarts after the holiday period. A new string of infections and future lockdowns could be an obstacle for future developments.
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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.
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