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Naphtha
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Naphtha
Naphtha
Naphtha
C6-C12
light naphtha (rich in C5-C6) and heavy naphtha (rich in C6-C12).
Naphtha is mainly used in the production of solvents; cleaning fluids; paint and varnish diluents; asphalt diluents; rubber industry solvents; dry cleaning; cigarette lighters; recycling products; portable camping stove; and lantern fuel.
1,3-dimethylcyclohexane; 2,3-dimethyl-butane; 2,6-dimethyl-heptane; 2-methyl-heptane; 2-methyl-hexane; 2-methyl-pentane; 3-methyl-hexane; 3-methyl-octane; 3-methyl-pentane; benzene; cyclohexane; cyclopentane; ethyl-cyclohexane; ethylbenzene; isodecane; isopentane; methyl-cyclohexane; n-butane; n-decane; n-heptane; n-hexane; n-nonane; n-octane; n-pentane; o-xylene; p-xylene; and toluene.

About Naphtha. Naphtha is a liquid stream, mainly derived from crude oil refining, composed of intermediate hydrocarbons, with an initial boiling point (IBP) of around 35 °C and a final boiling point (FBP) of about 200 °C. Naphtha composition varies greatly by country due to the differences in petroleum constitution, containing different percentages of paraffins, aromatic compounds, naphthenes, and others. Its composition normally ranges from hydrocarbons containing a 4-12 carbon chain, predominantly C5-C6.

Naphtha is one of the most important chemical commodities worldwide since it is the primary source of gasoline and other fuels, as well as industrial solvents. International trade may occur in the spot market, in which the commodity can be purchased for immediate delivery or in the futures contract market, ensuring a steady supply to industries.

Naphtha Handling. Despite its importance, naphtha possesses some unique characteristics that require careful handling. It is a corrosive fuel with a low flash point, making it highly flammable. Its low lubricity necessitates the use of lubricity enhancers when employed in certain applications to prevent excessive wear and tear on machinery. Bulk Naphtha logistics predominantly involves maritime transportation and pipelines, with deliveries scheduled on fixed dates to ensure a steady supply to industries around the world.

Naphtha Uses. In the industrial realm, naphtha finds extensive use in the production of gasoline, providing the energy needed for countless vehicles and machinery. Furthermore, it serves as a key ingredient in the formulation of solvents used in asphalt production, paints, varnishes, and various cleaning fluids. Naphtha's versatility extends to its role in the rubber industry, where it aids in the production of synthetic rubber compounds. Additionally, Naphtha's flammable properties make it a suitable fuel for portable camping stoves and lanterns, while its role in recycling processes contributes to sustainable practices by helping to convert waste materials into valuable products.

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<p><b>About Naphtha.</b> Naphtha refers to liquid hydrocarbon mixtures, composed primarily of aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is a key feedstock for the petrochemical industry, used in steam reformers and steam crackers in the production of hydrogen, ethylene and other olefins, that are ultimately used in the production of a range of consumer products, including plastics and synthetic fibers. Naphtha is also used as a fuel in some industrial applications.</p><p>Since naphtha is derived from crude oil, changes in crude oil prices have a great influence on naphtha prices. Transportation costs can also play a role in naphtha pricing, particularly in regions where naphtha must be transported long distances to reach consumers.</p>
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Data Legend. The chart shows Naphtha prices in United States, in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt), as follows:

  • Naphtha, exp, US (United States): Naphtha, export transaction price, fob, United States
  • Naphtha, imp, BR (Brazil): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Brazil
  • Naphtha, imp, CO (Colombia): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Colombia
  • Naphtha, imp, CA (Canada): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Canada
  • Naphtha, imp, CL (Chile): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Chile
  • Naphtha, imp, MX (Mexico): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Mexico
  • Naphtha, imp, DE (Germany): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Germany
  • Naphtha, imp, BE (Belgium): Naphtha, import spot price, cif, Belgium
  • Naphtha, imp, NL (Netherlands): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Rotterdam
  • Naphtha, exp, GB (United Kingdom): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, United Kingdom
  • Naphtha, imp, FI (Finland): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Finland
  • Naphtha, exp, FR (France): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, France
  • Naphtha, exp, NO (Norway): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Norway
  • Naphtha, exp, SE (Sweden): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Sweden
  • Naphtha, imp, CZ (Czech Republic): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Czech Republic
  • Naphtha, imp, HU (Hungary): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Hungary
  • Naphtha, exp, IT (Italy): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Mediterranean
  • Naphtha, exp, PL (Poland): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Poland
  • Naphtha, exp, ES (Spain): Naphtha, export transaction price, fob, Spain
  • Naphtha, exp, SG (Singapore): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Singapore
  • Naphtha, imp, ID (Indonesia): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Indonesia
  • Naphtha, imp, TH (Thailand): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Thailand
  • Naphtha, exp, IN (India): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, India
  • Naphtha, imp, PH (Philippines): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Philippines
  • Naphtha, imp, AU (Australia): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, Australia
  • Naphtha, imp, CN (China): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, China
  • Naphtha, imp, JP (Japan): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cfr, Chiba
  • Naphtha, exp, RU (Russia): Naphtha, export transaction price, fob, Russia
  • Naphtha, imp, KR (South Korea): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cfr, South Korea
  • Naphtha, imp, TW (Taiwan): Naphtha, import transaction price, cif, Taiwan
  • Naphtha, exp, SA (Saudi Arabia): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Saudi Arabia
  • Naphtha, imp, ZA (South Africa): Naphtha (heavy), import spot price, cif, South Africa
  • Naphtha, exp, TR (Turkey): Naphtha (heavy), export spot price, fob, Turkey

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Naphtha Price Outlook. The Naphtha price in United States decreased during April 2019 to 499 USD per metric ton, which represents a decline of 7% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, Naphtha prices in United States decreased by 7%. Meanwhile, in Brazil, the average price of Naphtha amounted to 528 USD per metric ton in April 2019, from 600 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the Naphtha price in Brazil is 0.8% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Naphtha in Colombia rose slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 498 USD per metric ton. The price in Colombia is 2% higher than the average price in the previous month and 1% lower than the average price one year before. In contrast, Naphtha prices in Canada increased modestly during April 2019, reaching 495 USD per metric ton, which means a rise of 4% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 9% from the previous year’s price. 

In the month examined, the Naphtha prices in Chile experienced a significant rise of 62 USD per metric ton from the previous month's price, to 866 USD per metric ton. Such price movement in Chile meant a rise of 8% on a monthly basis and a rise of 49% on a yearly basis. On the other hand, in April 2019, the Naphtha price in Mexico witnessed a decline of 63 USD per metric ton when compared against the previous month's price, to 464 USD per metric ton. The April 2019 price in Mexico is 18% lower than the price one year before. 

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About Naphtha. Naphtha is a liquid stream, mainly derived from crude oil refining, composed of intermediate hydrocarbons, with an initial boiling point (IBP) of around 35 °C and a final boiling point (FBP) of about 200 °C. Naphtha composition varies greatly by country due to the differences in petroleum constitution, containing different percentages of paraffins, aromatic compounds, naphthenes, and others. Its composition normally ranges from hydrocarbons containing a 4-12 carbon chain, predominantly C5-C6.

Naphtha is one of the most important chemical commodities worldwide since it is the primary source of gasoline and other fuels, as well as industrial solvents. International trade may occur in the spot market, in which the commodity can be purchased for immediate delivery or in the futures contract market, ensuring a steady supply to industries.

Naphtha Handling. Despite its importance, naphtha possesses some unique characteristics that require careful handling. It is a corrosive fuel with a low flash point, making it highly flammable. Its low lubricity necessitates the use of lubricity enhancers when employed in certain applications to prevent excessive wear and tear on machinery. Bulk Naphtha logistics predominantly involves maritime transportation and pipelines, with deliveries scheduled on fixed dates to ensure a steady supply to industries around the world.

Naphtha Uses. In the industrial realm, naphtha finds extensive use in the production of gasoline, providing the energy needed for countless vehicles and machinery. Furthermore, it serves as a key ingredient in the formulation of solvents used in asphalt production, paints, varnishes, and various cleaning fluids. Naphtha's versatility extends to its role in the rubber industry, where it aids in the production of synthetic rubber compounds. Additionally, Naphtha's flammable properties make it a suitable fuel for portable camping stoves and lanterns, while its role in recycling processes contributes to sustainable practices by helping to convert waste materials into valuable products.

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