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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
23 July 2019 Issue Number 451
  • US DOTP prices slip in July
  • European plasticisers prices slump on falling feedstock prices
  • US Oxo prices jump on higher propylene and tight supply
  • European Oxo supply remains long, prices follow propylene down
  • India initiates antidumping investigation on INA and 2-PH from different origins
  • Asian Oxo alcohol prices lose ground on improved supply and falling propylene

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
22 July 2019 Issue Number 487
  • Global mixed xylenes prices firmer on the back of higher upstream values
  • US orthoxylene contract price for July settles at 43 c/lb, up 2.5 c/lb
  • West European orthoxylene contract price for July settles at €875/ton
  • Asian orthoxylene demand remains soft but cfr China prices are stable
  • European and US phthalic anhydride prices down in July
  • Chinese PA demand seeing some improvement but prices are softer

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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
19 July 2019 Issue Number 339
  • Saudi Aramco butanes price drops again to $355/ton
  • US n-butane price stays at very low levels of 52-54c/gal
  • US maleic prices for July undetermined as n-butane prices slide
  • Asian maleic prices firm as market makes modest comeback
  • UPR markets weak globally
  • BDO prices looking to soften as summer lengthens

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