Caprolactum prices likely to rise in Asia

In China, spot liquid good offers rose US$115 a ton in the week ended 6 July 2018 while solid goods was up US$24 a ton on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia rebounded last week in line with upstream benzene cost. In China, CPL offers were hiked amid tight supply in the region during the week. Plant run rates fell to 76.7% in the week. It is likely that market supply may tighten in the short run amid delayed plant restarts.

Overall, CPL prices are expected to inch up further in coming weeks on expectations of tighter supply.

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Downstream nylon market witness price drops in May

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Benzene prices in Asia climbed in May on the back of improved demand and rising energy prices. In US, spot benzene prices rose during the month tracking upward movement in crude oil values as well as rising costs for other aromatics products. Europe, benzene prices moved

Benzene prices in Asia climbed in May on the back of improved demand and rising energy prices. In US, spot benzene prices rose during the month tracking upward movement in crude oil values as well as rising costs for other aromatics products. Europe, benzene prices moved up this month, given rising oil prices and healthy demand. Asian marker, FOB Korea inched up 2.9% in May while US spot prices jumped 0.3% as compared to April. European spot rose 1.5-2% on the month.

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Caprolactum price dives down on thin activity

In the third week of April, the SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end fell US$50 a ton. In China, spot liquid good offers was down US$161 a ton while solid goods declined US$209 a ton on the week). European goods plunged US$30 a ton.

Caprolactum prices in Asia plunged that week on softening feedstock market and lackluster demand. In China, CPL offers moved down due to lower demand while plant run rates declined to 69% in the week.

India imported 3,235 tons of caprolactum in February 2018, down 32% as compared to the previous month.

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Caprolactum price moves down on diminishing demand

The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end was down US$40 a ton in the second week of April. In China, spot liquid good offers fell US$57 a ton on the week while solid goods were up US$7 a ton on the week. European goods also plunged US$40 a ton on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia were on downtrend that week despite strong upstream market. In China, CPL offers slipped amid and diminishing demand which resulted in to lack of confidence during the week. Plant run rates were at 77%, fell from last week.

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Caprolactum price declines in Asia

The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end declined US$10 a ton in the second week of January. In China, spot liquid good offers were down US$107 a ton as compared to last week while solid goods fell US$32 a ton on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia weakened that week despite strong benzene market. In China, CPL offers were assessed down on ample supply during the week. Domestic run rates dropped to 80.8% in the week.

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Caprolactum prices range-bound in Asia

The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end were stable in the first week of January. In China, spot liquid good offers were up US$17 a ton due to strong local currency while solid goods rose US$17 a ton on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia remained range-bound that week despite rebounding benzene cost while supply was ample. In China, CPL offers were largely stable as support from benzene market helped prices to stay afloat, however demand was slightly weak during the week.

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Caprolactum prices remain firm in Asia

The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end were stable in the third week of December. In China, spot liquid good offers were largely unchanged as compared to last week while solid goods were firm on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia were firm despite weakening benzene market during the week. In China, CPL offers were mostly stable that week while plant run rates fell to 81.9%.

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Caprolactum prices rise amid adequate supply

The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end were up US$20 a ton in the second week of December. In China, spot liquid good offers rose US$20 a ton as compared to last week while solid goods were up US$5 a ton on the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia rose on support from benzene market amid balanced supply during the week. In China, CPL offers were up that week as demand was decent given firmer feedstock prices. Overall, caprolactum market is likely to firm up in coming weeks on support from benzene market, however demand is expected to decrease.

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Caprolactum prices stable-to-soft in Asian markets

In China, spot liquid good offers were flat in the first week of December while solid goods were down US$6 a ton on the week. The SE and FE Asian caprolactum markers on the lower end were stable during the week.

Caprolactum prices in Asia were firm as supply was adequate during the week. In China, CPL offers were stable that week on firm demand. Prices were also supported by strong upstream benzene cost. Domestic run rate was at 79.9% that week, up from previous week.

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Caprolactum prices rise on modest downstream buying

In China, spot liquid good offers were up US$58 a ton in the last week of November while solid goods were up US$43 a ton on the week. CPL offers moved up slightly week on week amid modest buying interest from the downstream.

Caprolactum prices in Asia rose that week, however, there was ample supply as plants operated at higher run rates during the week. Luxi Chemical started its 200,000 tons a year CPL new line on 28 November 2017, and products were to be yielded around the weekend of the week ended 3 December.

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