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Uptrend continues in Asian PX & PTA markets
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May '14
Paraxylene (PX) prices increased in Asian markets. In the S E Asian region, PX prices surged and were offered in the range of US$ 1245/ton to US$ 1250/ton. In the F E Asian market, PX prices inched up and were quoted at US$ 1225/ton. Prices of PX imported from the Taiwanese market rose and were assessed in the range of US$ 1240/ton to US$ 1245/ton.
 
PTA prices moved up in the Asian region. In the S E Asian market, PTA prices increased and were assessed in the range of US$ 885/ton to US$ 890/ton. In the F E Asian market, PTA prices hiked and were quoted at US$ 880/ton. Prices of PTA imported from the Taiwanese market increased and were assessed in the range of US$ 870/ton to US$ 875/ton. In the Chinese domestic market, PTA prices remained steady and were quoted in the range of RMB 6300/ton to RMB 6350/ton.
 
Ethylene prices kept inert in Asian markets. In the S E Asian market, Ethylene prices remained steady and were assessed in the range of US$ 1445/ton to US$ 1450/ton. In the F E Asian region, Ethylene prices remained stable and were offered at US$ 1375/ton. In the US market, Ethylene prices increased and were quoted in the range of 54.00 cents/pound to 54.50 cents/pound. Ethylene prices remained steady in the European international as well as domestic markets and were at quoted at US$ 1205/ton and € 885/ton, respectively.
 
MEG prices remained steady in Asian markets. In the S E Asian region, MEG prices kept steady and were offered at US$ 920/ton. In the Chinese international market, MEG prices remained stable and were offered in the range of US$ 910/ton to US$ 915/ton. In the Chinese domestic market, MEG prices remained steady in the range of RMB 6725/ton to RMB 6775/ton.
 
In the S E Asian region, prices of BG PET Chips remained stable in the range of US$ 1320/ton to US$ 1360/ton, and some deals were concluded in the range of US$ 1330/ton to US$ 1370/ton. In the F E Asian market, selling offers were range bound between US$ 1340/ton and US$ 1380/ton, while talked prices were quoted in the range of US$ 1350/ton to US$ 1390/ton. In the Chinese market, BG PET Chips prices kept steady and were assessed in the range of RMB 8400/ton to RMB 8450/ton.
 
In the Korean market, FG PET Chips prices remained stable and were assessed in the range of US$ 1140/ton to US$ 1180/ton. In the Indian market, FOB based prices were quoted in the range of US$ 1210/ton to US$ 1240/ton. In the Chinese market, FG PET Chips prices kept steady and were assessed in the range of RMB 7900/ton to RMB 7950/ton.
 
PSF prices remained unchanged in the Asian region. In the F E Asian market, PSF prices were quoted at US$ 1410/ton. In the S E Asian market, PSF selling prices were assessed at US$ 1310/ton. In the Chinese domestic market, PSF prices kept unchanged in the range of RMB 8675/ton to RMB 8725/ton.
 
In the Chinese domestic market, prices of Polyester POY increased to RMB 9025/ton, while DTY and FDY prices kept inert at RMB 10700/ton and RMB 9300/ton. In the export market, offers for POY, DTY, and FDY remained stable at US$ 1210/ton, US$ 1440/ton, and US$ 1245/ton, respectively.
 
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