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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Standard Recyclate September 2019
Price cuts and rollovers predominate / Expected upturn in demand did not materialise / Attacks in Saudi Arabia could stimulate interest in recyclates / Widespread rollovers expected in October
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2019
Reductions move PE and PVC prices towards cost target / PP producers improve their margins / Styrenics follow SM reference upwards
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2019
Most polymer notations decrease / Low demand and abundant supply / Negative impacts of unfavourable foreign exchange and US-China trade war
North America August 2019
Prices move sideways or downwards / Trade conflict and economic slump dampen demand / Export business limping along / No increases expected for September
China Engineering Thermoplastics August 2019
PC and PMMA prices rise / ABS, PA 6, PA 6.6 and PBT notations head downwards / Negative impacts from unfavourable foreign exchange rates
Composites/GRP August 2019
Resins lose ground despite SM rise / Steep slide for feedstocks / Upswing possible next month / Glass fibre unchanged
Russia August 2019
Polyolefins firmer in roubles / PET falling / Rollovers across the board in September
Engineering Thermoplastics August 2019
Rollover domination a surprise / Market dead as a doornail / Transactions almost non-existent / Business expected to pick up in September / Heavy price pressure prevails
Styrenics August 2019
Prices trend moderately upward / SM cost increase mostly passed on partially / Weak demand during peak holiday season / Further hikes in September
Polyethylene August 2019
Weak rollovers dominate despite small cost hike / Business a bit livelier but still slow / Lower ethylene reference for September points to price cuts
Polypropylene August 2019
Deep demand trough triggers rollover / Nowhere an impetus to buy / September C3 reference price plunges / Rebates certain
PET August 2019
Notations continue to give way / Demand still disappointing / More favourably priced imports / Little stimulus in sight for a market revival in September
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
August/September 2019
PVC August 2019
Producers fail to price in higher costs / Rollovers dominate with just a few exceptions / Holiday season impacts market / Cost side points to price reductions
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2019
Rollover for all products but TDI / Producers try to restore margins / Slack demand and tight supply could hold hikes at bay / Trade wars and Brexit cloud outlook
Engineering Recyclate August 2019
Only a few minor price reductions / Rollover predicted across the board in September
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
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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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