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Platts Asian Petrochemicalscan

Platts Asian Petrochemicalscan delivers weekly market intelligence on polymers, aromatics, olefins and petrochemical markets including news, commentary and closing market price assessments for Southeast Asian, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese markets. Specifically designed for traders, producers, end-users and those involved in the Asian petrochemical markets, Platts Asian Petrochemicalscan allows you to stay one step of your competition.


Asian Petrochemicalscan includes the following prices and assessments:

  • • Aromatics
  • • Olefins
  • • Polymers
  • • Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • • Methanol
  • • China Domestic (Yuan/mt ex-works)
  • • Weekly averages (Middle East)
  • • China toluene, solvent-MX, styrene inventory levels
  • • Forex Rates
  • • Asian aromatics shipping routes

It also provides market commentaries on following products:

  • • Benzene
  • • Toluene
  • • Solvent-MX
  • • Paraxylene/Isomer-MX
  • • Orthoxylene
  • • Styrene
  • • Methanol
  • • Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • • Ethylene
  • • Monoethylene Glycol (MEG)
  • • Propylene
  • • Butadiene
  • • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • • Polypropylene (PP)
  • • Polystyrene (PS)
  • • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)

Upgrade your subscription to include Market Data - Petrochemicals and access the latest, most-accurate end-of-day aromatics price assessments, third-party data, and a rolling 45-day historical database for key assessments - all in data-point format.


  • — Negotiate best value and protect your margins with an understanding of the key issues affecting the Asian petrochemical markets.
  • — Understand the key drivers of feedstock and derivative aromatics, olefins, and polymers prices and track production margins and gauge supply and demand balances.
  • — Find your next opportunity by analyzing your forward curves and identifying diverse trading patterns, pricing trends and characteristics.
  • — Assess market evaluations and monitor prices for both domestic and export commodities and review the latest trends & deals.
  • — Seize time-critical opportunities with access to essential pricing information to ensure more profitable trading.