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Updated to Q4 2018
US toluene supply increased in the fourth quarter amid seasonal downturn. Gasoline demand softened over the quarter owing to the winter gasoline season when demand for octane-enhancing aromatics such as toluene and mixed xylenes (MX) is typically lowest. Demand for downstream toluene diisocyanate (TDI) was also lower amid oversupply in the market. Solvents demand was also softer amid a typical year-end slowdown. Weak demand and strong refinery rates produced ample supply over the quarter.
US toluene demand decreased in the fourth quarter amid a seasonal downturn during the winter gasoline season. Demand for octane-enhancing aromatics such as toluene and mixed xylenes (MX) decreased in in favor of cheaper octane-boosters such as butane. Demand for toluene in the downstream toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and solvents market was also weaker amid oversupply and seasonal downturn, respectively. Demand for toluene for on-purpose benzene production was also weak because of depressed benzene prices and healthy benzene supply.
We offer the following regional Toluene analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Toluene marketplace.
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The ICIS US Gulf (USG) toluene report has two main price quotes. It has a price quote for nitration-grade toluene and commercial-grade toluene. Nitration grade is typically the most active, as opposed to the commercial-grade market.
Commercial-grade toluene will usually run at a discount.
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