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Understand paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) price and market conditions, and compete more effectively through in-depth analysis of PX, PTA, DMT and polyester production capacity.

Get insight on the commercial and strategic drivers of paraxylene and PTA supply and demand

To stay competitive in today’s markets, understanding the commercial and strategic drivers of PX and PTA supply and demand is crucial. Remaining up-to-date on the ever-changing developments in PX-PTA pricing and production costs is becoming vital for all industry participants.

The paraxylene and PTA services enable you to understand and take advantage of the market outlook. Examine production costs and profitability, and recognise pricing and demand patterns before your competitors. Build exceptional procurement and trading strategies and test internal views with our proprietary modelling tools.

Features at a glance

For the paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) industry, we offer 4 services:

  • Paraxylene and PTA short-term service
  • Paraxylene and PTA long-term service
  • Paraxylene asset benchmarking tool
  • PTA asset benchmarking tool

Paraxylene and PTA short-term service

Gain an integrated view of global short-term supply and demand, capacities and pricing with granular analysis and expert insights of chemical markets.

Our short-term service includes a monthly report with analysis and forecasting of the global PX and PTA markets to the end of the following year.

With this service, we include a price forecast for the PX and PTA industry including an integrated view from oil to polyester. The service includes a view of feedstocks, incorporating our view of mixed xylenes, toluene, naptha, reformate, octane and blend values. We also provide an overview of polyester demand (PSF, PFY, PET, Film), which is factored into the outlook for PX and PTA.             

Paraxylene and PTA long-term service

Optimise your commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights of global chemical markets.

Our long-term service includes a quarterly report and annual overview with analysis and forecasting of global PX and PTA markets out to 2040. The service includes excel models and interpretive reports with an integrated view of producer capacity, trade and polyester demand, as well as PX and PTA long-term price and margin forecasts.

Paraxylene and PTA asset benchmarking tools

Optimise your commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights of global chemical markets.

These tools generate an asset profile that models to the best of our knowledge the yields of every PX and PTA producing asset globally (~150 units) and shows data to the end of the following year on both a monthly and annual basis.

For the PX ABT regional price set coverage includes United States, Europe, Middle East, Korea, Singapore and China.

For the PTA ABT the regional price set covers North America, Latin American and the Caribbean, Europe, Russia and the Caspian, Middle East and Asia.

Learn more about our asset benchmarking tools here.

  • 12

    month price forecasts

  • 10

    year forecast and historical supply/demand

  • Monthly

    market report

  • Consultant

    support

Designed to help you:
  • Examine the outlook on production costs and profitability for PX and PTA
  • Recognise and understand price drivers
  • Understand the supply/demand outlook globally and regionally, by country
  • Identify inter-regional trade patterns and arbitrage opportunities
  • Assess the impact of plant outages, supply restrictions, technology changes and other factors
  • Identify investment opportunities and manage risk in the commodity chemical markets