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1,4-Dimethylbenzene Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of 1,4-Dimethylbenzene in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Crude oil had been trending upward during the first quarter of 2022 due to geopolitical considerations. Toluene is one of the key raw materials used in the production of 1,4-dimethylbenzene. Toluene's prices surged sharply during the first quarter of 2022, owing to the cost increase. 1,4-dimethylbenzene prices followed a similar trend. Some refineries had lowered the load as a result of rising costs. 

Since the middle of the year 2021, the impact of domestic public health events had also worsened, affecting logistics and transportation in many places, enterprise shipment was already halted, the price of gasoline and diesel had also dropped dramatically, downstream device parking was already imposed, prices were low, and operators' mentality had also changed. 

In terms of the foreign market, the price of toluene in Asia has increased significantly in March 2022. Imports from South Korea cost 1060 USD/MT on March 28th, up 116 USD/MT, or 12.29%.

1,4-dimethylbenzene prices started trending upward in the fourth quarter of 2020, supported by growing upstream oil prices and keeping their spread over naphtha constant. Supply became more constrained and spot cargo availability was restricted in January as a result of a shift in supply-demand fundamentals brought on by a number of plant closures and less supply committed to term contracts as a result of lower planned production rates for the year.

After trade resumed following the Lunar New Year holidays, the bullishness grew even stronger as an upward trajectory was seen in most oil and petrochemicals markets.

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Aromatic hydrocarbons include 1,4-dimethylbenzene, often known as p-xylene or para-xylene. The isomer 1,4-dimethylbenzene is one of three dimethyl benzene isomers known as xylenes. The p- or para- signifies that the two methyl groups in p-xylene or 1,4-dimethylbenzene are in diametrically opposing substituent positions, namely 1 and 4. It differs from the other isomers, o-xylene and m-xylene, in the locations of its two methyl groups. The isomers of xylene are all colourless and extremely combustible.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name 1,4-Dimethylbenzene
Industrial Uses Plastics, Textiles
Chemical Formula C8H10
Synonyms Para-Xylene, 106-42-3, 1,4-Xylene, p-Methyltoluene, p-Dimethylbenzene
Molecular Weight 106.16 g/mol
Supplier Database ENEOS Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, S-OIL Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of 1,4-Dimethylbenzene from Naphtha via Catalytic Reforming

The catalytic reforming of naphtha occurs throughout this phase. The formation of 1,4-dimethylbenzene is achieved through a succession of distillation, adsorption or crystallisation, and reaction processes involving m-xylene, o-xylene, and ethylbenzene.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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