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Updated to Q1 2020
Supply will likely remain steady amid strong refinery rates, decreased octane demand and elevated imports from Asia. Lengthening supply in Asia will weigh on the region and drive exports to the US, although imports could ease if aromatics production is curtailed as supply exceeds derivative demand. Lower toluene prices and higher benzene prices should improve consumption into on-purpose benzene units.
Demand is expected to remain soft during the low season for downstream products. Demand could also remain hindered as while the recent US-China trade deal has boosted sentiment, underlying concerns remain. The trade dispute and generally weak expectations in many downstream markets are likely to weigh on market sentiment. But demand into disproportionation units should increase amid improved margins for on-purpose benzene.
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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ICIS pricing quotes toluene in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf.
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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