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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2019
Notations continue to crumble / Many producers unwilling to factor in cost reductions in full / Stabilisation in sight despite uncertain demand situation
China Engineering Thermoplastics December 2018
Market mostly subdued on weak demand / Prices of feedstocks and polymers all point downwards
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2018
Most standard polymers head downwards / Demand largely subdued / Plants to shut down in January for Chinese Spring Festival
Russia December 2018
Market remains weak / Prices falling across the board / Stabilisation in January
North America December 2018
Downward trend affects nearly all polymers / PA 6.6 again the exception
Composites/GRP December 2018
Resins lose more ground on weak demand / Further fall likely as buyers hold back / Glass fibre products slightly softer
Engineering Thermoplastics December 2018
Slump in auto production is reflected in prices / Significant decline with PC / PMMA also starts to slide / Downward trend could intensify in January
Polyethylene December 2018
Producers manage to hang on to some of the cost reduction / First step towards margin improvement successful / Costs again decrease in January / Further reductions possible
Polypropylene December 2018
Producers improve margins / Cost relief not passed on in full / FMs tighten supply / January will see falling prices
Styrenics December 2018
Prices still in full downswing / Further triple-digit discounts / Producers pass on cost reductions only partly / Short production month severely limits demand
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
December 2018 / January 2019
PET December 2018
Price reductions predominate again / Smaller transactions increasingly stable / January could see further reductions
PVC December 2018
Ethylene price reduction not passed on in full / Production restrictions shore up prices / Robust demand for the season / Further price falls expected in the new year
Engineering Recyclate December 2018
Significant reductions with some regrind types / PA 6.6 feedstocks still short and expensive / Demand far weaker than in previous years / Automotive segment continues tending weak
Standard Recyclate December 2018
Slight price changes, if any / Modest discounts only for rLDPE and rPP / Restrained demand ahead of holiday shutdowns / No significant movements foreseeable
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018
Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices / Low demand across the board / Downtrends projected for ABS, PA 6.6 and PMMA in December
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
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The new weekly service is highlighting the spot market developments of the most important plastic 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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