Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane feedstocks March 2023
Downtrend unbroken / Prices could soon bottom out / Demand slow to improve
Paraxylene March 2023
Market largely balanced on increased European output
Engineering recyclate March 2023
Ordering remains weak with in part triple-digit markdowns / Signs of noticeable improvement in demand / Banking crisis surrounding Credit Suisse causes uncertainty
Standard recyclate March 2023
Prices remain under pressure amid weak demand / Only rPP and rPS increase slightly / April trending towards more price stability / Exception
China engineering thermoplastics February 2023
Prices mostly sideways to lower / Post-holiday demand recovery slower than expected / Feedstock prices higher, BDO's massive jump drives PBT up sharply / Outlook mixed
Standard thermoplastics trend March 2023
Polyolefin prices rise, styrenics fall / Monomer costs determine direction / Weak demand could lead to minor adjustments
China standard thermoplastics February 2023
Mixed price trend / Demand recovers but still tepid / March buying activity to increase as most industries enter peak season / New domestic capacity for PE, PS
North America February 2023
Feedstocks drive prices up for polypropylene and polystyrene / PVC rises due to exports / Tendency for surplus in all segments / March expected to be weak
Composites/GRP February 2023
Resin prices come under renewed pressure with styrene reduction in March / Cheaper imports pressure glass fibre
Engineering thermoplastics February 2023
Market uproar / Aggressive pricing from Asia pressures European producers / Converters in price vice
Paraxylene February 2023
Contract eases following delay
Styrenics February 2023
Prices in weak rollover / Demand still subdued, supply more than sufficient / March's triple-digit drop in styrene reference to pressure prices
Polyethylene February 2023
Industry still in vale of tears / Production cutbacks follow weak demand / Will the upswing finally start in March?
Polypropylene February 2023
C3 rise boost prices / Soft demand reduces size of hikes / Slight increases likely in March
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks February/March 2023
PET February 2023
Clear drop in belated PX December reference causes prices to tumble again / Mood turns positive in the course of the month / Good start to season indicated for March
PVC February 2023
Prices move slightly upward for the first time in months / Demand picks up a little but is still restrained / Slight price movements expected in March
Styrene March 2023
Contract declines again
Benzene March 2023
Contract price essentially unchanged
Ethylene March 2023
Quotation higher in line with C3
Propylene March 2023
Uptrend in line with expectations
Polyurethane feedstocks February 2023
Price plummet continues / Weak demand, cheap imports apply pressure / Large-scale restocking rare / Downward momentum set to ease in March
Producers announcements
Note on Russian polymer prices
Due to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, KI Group has suspended all business relations with companies in Russia and Belarus until further notice.

This also affects the collaboration with our Russian cooperation partner. Therefore, we are currently not reporting on Russian polymer prices.

We kindly ask for your understanding.

KI Group – Publishers and Editorial Office
Energy Cost Surcharges
Please note:
The polymer prices reported by Plastics Information Europe (PIE) already include any energy cost surcharges of the producers and are not listed separately.

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