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Caustic Soda
15 January 2020 Issue Number 473
  • US contract prices remain stable to soft despite proposed increases
  • Brazil producers roll over their December prices into January 2020
  • Nordic contracts have settled to show a small decrease of €20/ton
  • Japanese suppliers keep running chlor-alkali plants at high operating rates
  • Chinese exporters expect export business to remain difficult in the short term
  • Domestic Chinese liquid caustic soda market is expected to remain stable-to-soft

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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
15 January 2020 Issue Number 457
  • US plasticisers prices mostly stable, DINP weaken slightly
  • European plasticisers prices mostly flat in January
  • General strike in France continues to cause logistic disruption
  • US Oxo alcohols prices lose more ground on falling propylene
  • Plasticisers prices in China increase on improved demand ahead of the holidays
  • 2-EH prices in China recover in the first half of January on higher propylene values

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
14 January 2020 Issue Number 493
  • Mixed xylenes prices stable to firm but chemical demand remains weak
  • The US orthoxylene contract price declines to 38.5 c/lb
  • European contract price for December down €15/ton, January is unsettled
  • Asian orthoxylene prices stable to firm as supply remains tight
  • Phthalic anhydride demand starting to improve in Europe and the US
  • Chinese phthalic anhydride demand and prices softer

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