Numbers slide in thin markets

Brice, Andy
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p36
Trade Publication
This article offers a look at trends in the petroleum chemical industry in 2006. Asian prices rose to $541-543/tonne cost and freight (CFR) Japan on increased demand from northeast Asian end-users. Spot ethylene is drifting downwards now that crackers are coming back after maintenance. Spot prices in Asia eased to $1,060-1,090/tonne CFR northeast Asia for December cargoes, amid cautious trading.


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