|2019-12-26 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据ICIS网站12月24日新加坡报道 到2020年，亚洲苯市场可能将继续得不到来自其主要下游的支撑，包括占其消费量50%的苯乙烯单体（SM）。
王磊 摘译自 ICIS
OUTLOOK '20: The Asian benzene conundrum set to persist on weak downstream
The Asian benzene market will probably continue to find little support from its key downstream sectors in 2020 including styrene monomer (SM), which constitutes 50% of its consumption.
Benzene market in Asia has been on an uptrend until September after hitting a low of $514/tonne FOB (free on board) Korea in early January.
The opening up of the arbitrage window to the US from April helped reduce supply in Asia, as tight supply conditions in the US fueled demand for Asian lots.
By September, however, supply conditions in the US had eased with demand for Asian parcels on the decline.
The spot market corrected sharply after hitting $751/tonne FOB Korea.
Just as some participant expected a deeper correction, the market began to turn.