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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
17 May 2019 Issue Number 485
  • Global mixed xylenes values down compared to April
  • US OX contract price for May rolls over at 44 c/lb
  • European OX contract price for April settled at €930/ton, May settles at €960/ton
  • Asian OX market supply remains tight but prices are down on weaker demand
  • European PA spot prices up, contracts firm again. US prices up again
  • Asian PA prices up a little, Chinese prices down again and demand remains poor

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
13 May 2019 Issue Number 337
  • US propylene contract rolls over for April
  • European propylene contract up by €20/ton in May
  • BASF imposes order control on oxo alcohols and some acrylates in the US
  • European acrylic acid market remains soft in May on lengthy supply
  • Lower feedstock costs and ample supply weigh on Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates market
  • Asian MMA market remains depressed, as demand fails to pick up

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Acetic Acid · Vinyl Acetate
10 May 2019 Issue Number 380
  • China acetic acid prices soften further in April amid weak demand
  • US VAM producers in midst of busy turnaround slate during Q2
  • Europe VAM contract prices reverse course with April increase
  • Ethyl acetate in China slumps on weak demand, feedstock prices
  • US Gulf Coast methanol contract, spot prices edge lower in May
  • Transport delays caused by ITC terminal fire affect markets in April

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