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European orthoxylene tight against expectations, arbitrage open from Asia and US

Orthoxylene supply in Europe has remained tight this week against expectations it would ease following the recent restarts of two large capacity plants, sources...

Asia petrochemicals outlook: w/c June 19

Eyes on Asia's petrochemical markets this week remain focused on Qatar's diplomatic crisis, as well as potential antidumping duties being slapped on major aromatics...

Initial June US propylene contract price settlement a rollover

Initial settlement levels for US June propylene contract prices called for a rollover to 38.5 cents/lb for polymer-grade product and 37 cents/lb for chemical-grade...

Malaysia: April natural rubber output down 39.2%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's natural rubber production in April 2017 decreased by 39.2% to 48,889 tonnes as compared to the previous month, according to Department of...

Thailand: Export cuts sought to halt rubber price slide

CUTS IN rubber exports by Thailand and other producers in the region are on the table to combat plunging prices for the commodity. The International...

China polypropylene prices may rebound in Q4 on startup delays in...

China's overall 2017 polypropylene demand is about 23.7 million, up a healthy 1.2 million from last year, according to S&P Global Platts Analytics, while...

US April polypropylene exports drop, imports rise on month: AFPM

US polypropylene exports in April totaled 83,017 mt, down 28% from 115,462 mt in March, data from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers showed...

Ivory Coast Jan-April rubber exports up 30 pct

ABIDJAN, May 31 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast exported 203,581 tonnes of natural rubber in the first four months of 2017, up more than 30...

TOCOM rubber dives to 6-week low, led by Shanghai plunge

TOKYO (May 31): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures hit 6-week lows on Wednesday, pressured by a nearly 8% plunge in Shanghai futures to the lowest...

Vietnam: Rubber export prices rise sharply

HÀ NỘI — The average export price of rubber in the first four months of 2017 was US$2,016 per tonne, a year-on-year increase of...

TOCOM rubber follows Shanghai lower after China downgrade

TOKYO (May 24): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures erased early gains to close lower on Wednesday, tracking sharp falls in Shanghai futures after Moody's Investors...

India: Rubber Board eyes mn-tonne output next year on stronger input...

The Rubber Board has said that rubber production in the country continues to increase. Natural rubber (NR) output in April 2017 was up by...

TOCOM rubber hits 6-week high on firm oil price

TOKYO (May 23): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures hit a six-week high on Tuesday on the back of firm oil prices but pared gains by...

India: Rubber production rises 23.1% in April

The Rubber Board has said that rubber production in the country continues to increase. Production of natural rubber (NR) during April 2017 showed an...

Thailand: Exports near double digit growth in April as rubber prices...

Thailand's exports grew 8.49% last month compared to the same period the year before, marking two months of consecutive growth. Workers rushed to fill export...