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Paraxylene and Derivatives Monthly Report

Paraxylene and Derivatives Monthly Report

Report summary

Crude oil prices reacted with scepticism to announcements from OPEC, while Western gasoline cracks are expected to weaken. Spot paraxylene prices in Asia have been trading narrowly, reflecting the upstream uncertainty. October ACP nominations made levels similar to September. Hanwa Total announced new PX capacity coming onstream after debottlenecking in 2017 while Reliance is in start-up mode for its new PX plant in Jamnagar. 

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  • PX Derivatives Oct 2016.pdf PDF - 5.64 MB


This report highlights the current short term market and pricing developments in paraxylene, PTA, DMT and polyester

For participants, suppliers and advisors who want to take a one-off look at the trends and issues of these industries at the current time, this report gives you a detailed perspective to help inform your immediate decision making.

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  • Market headlines and regional spot and contract prices for entire paraxylene chain from feedstocks through intermediates to downstream polyesters.
  • Regional breakdown of commercial trends for:
    • Feedstocks
    • Paraxylene
    • PTA
    • DMT
    • Polyesters
  • Regional overview of:
    • Asia and Far East
    • Americas
    • Europe
    • Middle East and Africa
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