Feature: US Benzene

24 August 2017 19:31 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

The US benzene market is structurally short and relies on imports to meet about 20% of consumption. South Korea, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Brazil continue to be key suppliers to the US market. Benzene production in the US is up, but inventories are as well along with lower imports of the product and fewer exports. US Q2 2017 benzene production surged by almost 14% from Q2 2016, while Q2 2017 inventories were nearly 31% higher from the end of 2016.

US BEnzene

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By ICIS Staff