Recent Polymer Price Reports
Paraxylene February 2024
Inflation remains unexpectedly low
Polyurethane feedstocks February 2024
Slight upturn for isocyanate prices / Stronger markups for polyols
Engineering recyclate February 2024
Some higher, some at best stable – inconsistent prices trend depending on type / All hopes rest on the spring
Standard recyclate February 2024
Sharp rise in virgin material prices fuels recyclate quotations / Upward trend likely to continue
Standard thermoplastics trend February 2024
Surprisingly high price increases for polyolefins / Triple-digit hikes also for styrenics
China engineering thermoplastics January 2024
POM skyrockets amid low availability / Feedstock costs broadly higher / Demand muted ahead of holidays / February seen mixed
China standard thermoplastics January 2024
Domestic prices mixed / Demand remains muted, but improved economic outlook support quotations / Spring Festival celebrations to suppress prices in February
North America January 2024
Crackers, refineries come to a halt due to cold weather / Higher feedstock costs prevent decreases / Standard grades expected higher in February, engineering plastics to remain weak
Engineering thermoplastics January 2024
First down, then up – divided picture at start of year / Fewer, more expensive imports / Some stock-building activities expected for February
Composites/GRP January 2024
Resin prices slightly down / Upward trend expected in February / Glass fibres mixed but with hikes
Polypropylene January 2024
Rollovers dominate the start of the year / Producers impose order freezes / High price markups expected for February
Ethylene February 2024
Contract trending marginally upwards
Styrenics January 2024
Only minimal movement at start of year / More dynamic movement expected in February on high premiums
Polyethylene January 2024
Contract unchanged, polymers follow suit / Producers close order books early hoping for increases in February
Benzene February 2024
Contract rises higher than expected
Feedstocks January/February 2024
Styrene February 2024
Contract rises as supply falls
PVC January 2024
Price agreements hover around a rollover / Little impetus to boost demand / Firmer quotations for compounds possible in February
PET January 2024
Prices rise unexpectedly / Red Sea attacks dampen imports / Converters forced to use European resin / Further hikes possible
Propylene February 2024
Upward trend continues
Paraxylene January 2024
Downtrend halted
Polyurethane feedstocks January 2024
Weak demand again pressures isocyanate prices / Polyols slightly firmer
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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Standard thermoplastics trend
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