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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...

China may impose anti-dumping duties on styrene monomer imports

China said it was to look at imposing anti-dumping duties (ADDs) on styrene monomer imports from South Korea, in a letter dated Monday. The proposed...

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...

Turkish low density polyethylene spot price hits eight-month low on ample...

The spot price of Turkish low density polyethylene on Wednesday fell to its lowest level since September due to ample supply from the Middle...

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...

NWE propylene June contract price fully settles at Eur840/mt, down Eur40

The Northwest European propylene contract price for June fully settled Tuesday at Eur840/mt ($937/mt) FD, a Eur40 decrease from the May contract price. Buyer LyondellBasell...

China: Rubber Inventory Data at Qingdao Bonded Zone (May 15, 2017)

May 15, 2017 Rubber Inventory Data at Qingdao Bonded Zone Rubber Inventory Data Statistics (unit: mt) Natural rubber Compound rubber Synthetic rubber Total Inventory on Apr 30, 2017 190,400 4,400 55,000 249,800 Inventory on May...

Propylene spot prices in Europe resist bearish expectation

Northwest European propylene spot prices have shown no decline in over a week, so far resisting bearish expectations amid a recovery in feedstock naphtha...

East China toluene inventories fall 9% on month in Apr on...

Toluene inventories in East China fell 9.09% month on month in April to 90,000 mt, marking two consecutive months of decline, according to S&P...

European May styrene premium over feedstocks tumbles to four-year low

European styrene's premium over feedstocks has tumbled to a four-year low in May as the styrene contract price fell Eur245/mt or 18% over the...

China’s Sinopec Yangzi’s No. 1 cracker, butadiene plant operations back to...

China's Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical is currently running its steam crackers and butadiene plants normally, sources close to the company said Friday. The company had shut...

Poland’s PKN Orlen to sell up to 100,000 mt/year propylene to...

Poland's PKN Orlen said Thursday it has signed an agreement with Basell Orlen Polyolefins to supply up to 100,000 mt of propylene a year. Propylene...

China: Rubber Inventory Data at Qingdao Bonded Zone Mar 30, 2017

Rubber Inventory Data Statistics (unit: mt) Natural rubber Compound rubber Synthetic rubber Total Inventory on Mar 15, 2017 137,500 4,400 45,100 187,000 Inventory on Mar 30, 2017 144,800 4,400 48,700 197,900 Change +7,300 0 +3,600 +10,900 Change rate +5.31% 0.00% +7.98% +5.83%