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Standard Thermoplastics

POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend February 2021: Polyolefin notations again see sharp upward movement / Massive bottlenecks drive prices / PVC also sees further rises / Only moderate increases for PS and EPS
12.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene January 2021: Producers push through triple-digit hikes / Tight supply boosts margins substantially / More increases likely in February
03.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene January 2021: Price hikes include significant rise in margins / Demand suffers from tight availability / Some converters claim to be victims of 'extortion' / More price rises in February
03.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics January 2021: Triple-digit premiums again on all materials / SM costs fuel PS and EPS price hikes / Tight market leads to massive increases for ABS / Prices likely to rise only slightly in February
03.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
PVC January 2021: Price boom continues / Tight market situation and lively demand drive notations / Cost upturn through C2 / Further increases expected in February
02.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
PET January 2021: Rising feedstock costs push prices up significantly / Import situation still tense due to high costs / Further hikes possible despite weak demand
02.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend January 2021: Cracker outages and limitations with downstream PE products drive up prices / Lack of imports for blow moulding and pipe materials / Further increases before end of month
15.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene December 2020: Pandemic-related stockpiling boosts demand / Significant rise in prices / Upward trend unlikely to turn around in January / Ordering could see a small dip
06.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene December 2020: Hikes outpace C3 rise / Tight market gives producers tailwind / Further increases mulled to improve margins
06.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics December 2020: Sharp SM cost increase fuelling price rally / PS and especially ABS particularly scarce / Prices reach annual highs / Further premiums expected in January
06.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
PET December 2020: Notations remain unchanged in slack environment / Imports still thin on the ground / Disappointing demand as pandemic flares up again / Firming of precursor products could drive prices in January
05.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
PVC December 2020: Prices trend further upwards / Supply tight while demand remains strong / Supply situation expected to stay tense in January / Further increases expected
05.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend December 2020: Prices climb on a broad front / Producers win significant margin gains / Supply bottlenecks with all materials / No respite expected in the short term
14.12.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2020: Producers have little success with calls for increases / Lack of imports / First signs of stockpiling in some segments / Start of December slowdown makes margin improvements unlikely
03.12.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2020: Homo grades flat after C3 rollover / Low copo prices pulled up slightly / Outages begin to bite / Minor hikes in December
03.12.2020
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