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China PTA futures, spot prices firm; paraxylene prices in backwardated curve



Prices of purified terephthalic acid have firmed up after unexpected plant outages in China affected supply. In this podcast, Platts editors Gustav Holmvik and Jennifer Lee look at the trend in PTA prices moving forward, the impact of India’s move to lift anti-dumping duties on PTA from China, and the factors affecting the price of paraxylene – the feedstock for PTA.


The following Platts assessment was discussed in this podcast:
Price Date
PTA CFR China 748 $ / mt 05/04/2015


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