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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
14 December 2017 Issue Number 432
  • US plasticisers prices remain steady
  • OXEA will offer 60 ktpa of DOTP from 2019
  • Plasticisers prices in China slip amid weakening demand
  • US Oxo alcohol prices remain stable in December, demand softens
  • Oxo alcohol prices in Europe relatively steady despite higher propylene
  • 2-EH prices in China decline on soft demand

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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
13 December 2017 Issue Number 276
  • Phenol/acetone prices strengthen in the US due to market uncertainty
  • US domestic acetone supply to tighten significantly
  • All markets expected to suffer turbulence in January, maybe through Q1
  • Acetone balanced to long in Europe – prices softening
  • BPA prices yet to find a ceiling in China – arbitrage window opens
  • Chinese BPA rises by Rmb2450-2500/ton in December

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
13 December 2017 Issue Number 468
  • US MX prices softer on improved supply and slower demand
  • US OX contract price for December rolls over again at 37.5 c/lb
  • Two initial European settlements heard, +€15/ton and +€20/ton
  • Chinese OX prices have extended gains, as supply remains tight
  • European phthalic anhydride market stable in December
  • Chinese phthalic anhydride supply remains tight and prices high

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