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Argus Toluene and Xylenes Annual 2016

This market outlook study is part of our petrochemical industry reporting which provide long term outlooks and aid market research. By utilising Argus technical data, it presents the production and economics of each chemical product and examines the toluene and xylenes markets.


Toluene, xylenes, orthoxylene and paraxylene supply and demand are dependent on the economies of each region, energy consumption and consumer spending. The economic recovery from the 2007- 2009 recession has been uneven and will impact regional growth rates through 2018.

Trends in paraxylene ripple up the raw materials chain to toluene and mixed xylenes. MX is a key feedstock for some PX facilities, and toluene conversion is an important process for the supply of MX/PX with benzene as a byproduct. The orthoxylene market is small but important, as much of the world’s phthalic anhydride is produced with OX as a feedstock.

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Data & Downloads

This service also features downloadable market data published in spreadsheet format, available only in Argus Direct.

  • TX Annual Capacities for OX, TX, Toulene and Xylenes from 2014 and 2015
  • World OX, PX, Toulene and Xylenes Balances for 2014 and 2015, including Western Europe, MEA, CEE FSU, Asia and the Americas

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