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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
18 April 2019 Issue Number 484
  • Global mixed xylenes prices higher despite improving supply
  • US OX contract price for April up 1 c/lb to 44 c/lb
  • European OX contract price for April remains unsettled
  • Asian OX market supply remains tight but prices have rolled over amid weak demand
  • European PA spot prices firmer, rumors of reduced run rates continue
  • Asian PA prices up as supply tightens, Chinese prices are softer and margins poor

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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
18 April 2019 Issue Number 336
  • European maleic Q2 pricing discussions ongoing
  • European PBT weakens on slow automotive market
  • China’s domestic maleic market weak since mid March
  • Healthy demand for UP resin in both the US and Europe
  • US and European BDO Q2 pricing discussions ongoing
  • Chinese PBT market weak even though it is peak season

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Caustic Soda
17 April 2019 Issue Number 464
  • Houston fire causes temporary shutdown at a Deer Park chlor-alkali plant
  • Alunorte files joint petition with Ministério Público to lift the production embargos
  • Oxy has announced price increases for 1 May for $50/short-ton in US
  • Japan resumes exports to India as Kaneka received the BIS certificate in late March
  • Northeast Asian and Chinese suppliers decreased prices on exports
  • Demand for caustic soda in China remains weak

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11 - 12 July 2019

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