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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Composites/GRP March 2020
Cautious optimism in the market / SM price plunge will pull resin farther downward / Glass fibre unchanged / Cancelled JEC trade fair is a missing catalyst
Engineering thermoplastics March 2020
Most grades roll over / Only polyamides on the decline / Benzene crash to overshadow April / E&E sector could stabilise prices for POM and PBT
Styrenics March 2020
Prices in free fall after styrene reference crash / Processors securing stocks to weather the coronavirus pandemic / Massive turbulence in April is in the cards
Polypropylene March 2020
C3 setback pressures PP / Compounds unchanged / Converters lack common strategy / Sharp downswing likely in April
Polyethylene March 2020
Injection moulding grades under pressure / Film grades manage to hold ground / Demand for blow moulding material runs wild / Many stocks overflowing / C2 crash will drive polymer notations down
PET March 2020
Oil market crash generates momentum for reductions / Panic buying during virus outbreak cushions the fall / Further price decreases expected in April / Covid-19 raises a big question mark
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
March/April 2020
PVC March 2020
C2 price fall keeps demands for an increase in check / Only slight changes in notations in most cases / Pastes feel somewhat more pressure / Larger reductions foreseeable in April
Record price drop for benzene / Olefins also in a free fall
Polyurethane feedstocks March 2020
First signs of hoarding push isocyanates higher / Polyols' rise strongest in recent memory / Sales to consumer sectors may slow or collapse due to coronavirus
Engineering recyclate March 2020
Reductions only for recycled polyamide 6.6 GF and polycarbonate / Supply plentiful / Wide-ranging price cuts expected in April / Fall in virgin material prices and coronavirus-related slump in demand
Standard recyclate March 2020
Recycled polyolefins yield noticeably / PET supply situation precarious / Demand picks up only slowly / Discounts predominate in March
Russia February 2020
Majority of grades trending downward / PE film grades and PP injection moulding materials react to pickup in demand / Order activity weak / Mixed outlook for March
China engineering thermoplastics February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak impacts plastics and other sectors / Subdued market and lower prices for most polymer grades / Downtrend in notations to continue in March
North America February 2020
PE prices move sideways at a low level / PP downtrend loses speed and PVC moves up / Engineering plastics unchanged / Coronavirus dampens demand worldwide / No sudden price hikes expected
Standard thermoplastics trend March 2020
Notations fall on a broad front / Only PVC bucks the trend / High uncertainty due to coronavirus / Drop in oil price intensifies pressure
Producers announcements
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Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
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Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
PIE Spot Price Monitor
Now available on PIEWeb:

The new weekly service is highlighting the spot market developments of the most important plastic types.

PIE Spotprice Monitor: Simply book the Spot Price Monitor as an add-on to your PIE subscription!
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PIE Spot Price Panel

PIE is now opening the weekly panels to a wider audience, and we would like to invite you to join our exclusive circle of informants, completely free of charge.

Benefits include
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Chart generator

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  • Choice of about 100 price types
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New categories for petrochemicals

The important role petrochemical feedstocks and other starting materials play in price developments for polymers is becoming increasingly evident. To reflect this, PIE is now tracking and publishing both contract and monthly average spot prices for the most important petrochemicals. In addition, we will analyse the volatility of spot prices as well as the level of supply and demand.

Separate tables for Feedstocks (ethylene, propylene, styrene, paraxylene) and Base Chemicals / Aromatics (oil, naphtha, benzene) will bring market developments into the spotlight.

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