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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Standard Thermoplastics October 2019
Feedstock prices drop / Most polymer grades decline / Anti-dumping duties on PVC imports lifted / Demand remains low
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2019
Most producers factor in reduction in feedstock costs / Dull market means that pressure continues / Further price cuts possible by the end of the month
North America October 2019
Market weakness continues in the US / Price pressure remains
Russia October 2019
Prices slipping across the board / PET and PE drop significantly
Composites/GRP October 2019
Little movement for ortho resins / Rebates certain in November / Glass fibre moving sideways
Engineering Thermoplastics October 2019
Prices start to dive / First part of quarterly reductions reflected in the monthly transactions / More decreases expected in November / Sales in crisis mode
Polyethylene October 2019
Factoring-in of cost increase is again the norm / Rises nevertheless sometimes less than reference increase / US imports begin to have an impact / Ethylene reference for November down / Price cuts on the cards
Polypropylene October 2019
Poor demand curbs margin gains / Producer prices fall / Lower propylene reference foreshadows November downswing
Styrenics October 2019
Price curve turns down again / Minimal transfer of SM cost reduction / Oversupply and weak demand / Further discounts foreseeable
PVC October 2019
Market remains too weak to improve margins / Slight concessions still the rule instead / Sinking ethylene reference indicates November development
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
October/November 2019
PET October 2019
Notations continue to crumble / Market situation still liquid / Demand subdued / Virtually no revival in sight / November set to remain bleak / Tendency to grant reductions remains
Polyurethane Feedstocks October 2019
Isocyanates and polyols deteriorate / Producers hold MDI hike plans / Demand stabilises in part but still weak
Engineering Recyclate October 2019
Prices roll over / Demand very weak for the time of year / Many recyclate producers have their backs to the wall / Gap between primary and secondary PA is too small
Standard Recyclate October 2019
Prices still under pressure / Rollover only for rPP and rPS / Demand remains weak / Recyclers reduce output / Measures for more price stability in November
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2019
Market mood remains gloomy / Buyers still holding back / Producers not always able to attain feedstock reference prices / Indications point to declining trend
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
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!
  • Early identification of price trends
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Setting the trend for processors: Traders‘ prices
  • Market-driven reflection of trading conditions
  • Competitively priced addition to your existing PIE subscription
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
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Market-driven reflection of your business conditions
  • Informative discussions with our experts
  • Access to unweighted raw data, sorted by country and currency
Chart generator

Compile custom price charts:

  • Choice of about 100 price types
  • Up to 5 grades in direct comparison
  • Custom periods
  • Absolute figures or index charts
  • Save your own profiles and call them up at any time
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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