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Price Reports North America
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2016: Polyethylene rises again / PP drifting down / PVC and polystyrene pointing up / ABS and PA 6 with notable increases / PC and PA 6.6 continue to erode
09.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2016: PE makes up some lost ground / High-priced PP headed for a correction / Increase in PVC comes as a surprise / Despite pressure, PS still holds stable / Engineering thermoplastics continue to tumble
08.04.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2016: Little market impulses / PE descends / PP's rise comes to an end / PVC treads water / PS slides / Engineering thermoplastics remain under pressure
08.03.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2016: PE continues to slide / PP proceeds to climb / PVC and PS stuck / Engineering thermoplastics pointing down
05.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2015: PE holds stable / PP continues to rise / PVC crumbling / PS prices roll over / Engineering thermoplastics notations stable to down
14.01.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2015: PE moves sideways as expected / PP edges up another notch / PVC continues to soften / PS bottoms out / ABS recovers / PC and polyamide still under pressure
09.12.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2015: Polyethylene trends stable / Polypropylene rising / PVC continues to erode / Polystyrene at rock bottom following earlier decline / Engineering thermoplastics point down
09.11.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2015: Notations cave in across a broad front / PS down by triple digits / Benzene fall takes engineering thermoplastics along with it
09.10.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2015: Standard thermoplastics notations drop across the board / Global downtrend also drives engineering thermoplastics lower / September expected to see further declines
07.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2015: PE inches sideways again / Margin gains with PP despite price reductions / PVC remains calm / PS climbs rapidly again / ABS also on the up / Otherwise stability with engineering thermoplastics
10.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2015: PE inches sideward / PP producers improve their margins / PVC remains stuck at the bottom / PS down by triple digits / Slight uptrend for engineering thermoplastics
07.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2015: PE corrected slightly upwards / PP drops another notch / PVC stuck at rock bottom / PS follows rising costs / Engineering thermoplastics stagnate / Smooth sailing expected for June
09.06.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2015: PP takes another plunge / PE and PVC tread water / PS rises considerably / Export options improve / PE likely to rise in May / Engineering thermoplastics oscillate
08.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2015: PE and PS bottom out / PP oscillates amid good C3 availability / PVC in unsustainable upwards trend / ABS and PC price erosion largely stopped / PA remains under pressure
09.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2015: Polyethylene takes another huge plunge / Other standard thermoplastics bottom out / Still some downward potential for engineering thermoplastics
09.03.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2015: Notations continue to slide / Feedstock declines impact developments across the entire chain / PP and PS plummet / Engineering thermoplastics follow benzene's downtrend
06.02.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2014: Polyethylene recedes again / Polypropylene in free fall / PS and PVC still weak / Engineering thermoplastics continue to crumble / Downward trend in January, too
08.01.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2014: Notations erode across a broad front / Declining feedstock costs take polymers down / Additional significant corrections expected in December and January
10.12.2014
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2014: Olefin chains have reached their peak / Decline in global oil price pressures US notations / PE exports becoming more difficult / Aromatic derivatives already pointing down
12.11.2014
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2014: Ethylene drives up PE and PVC / PP still stable but trending higher / Relaxation on the aromatics front takes PS down / Engineering thermoplastics under pressure
08.10.2014
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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.

Your PIE Team
Notes on these reports
North American polymer trade in many ways reflects the way business is conducted in Europe, with most polymer prices settled in monthly contracts. The cost of larger volumes is directly negotiated between producers and processors, while smaller lots change hands in spot deals via distributors and traders (also known as the “secondary market”). The North American equivalent of Europe’s silos are “railcars”, illustrating the preference towards rail transportation.

PIE’s North American polymer price data is sourced from its US cooperation partner RTi (Fort Worth, Texas), a seasoned expert with detailed knowledge of the continent’s polymer markets. All information is based on actual transaction terms.
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