Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering recyclate May 2022
Prices for rPA 6, rPOM through the roof / Market swept clean of many types / Car sector remains weak / Processors have their backs to the wall
Standard recyclate May 2022
Higher prices for all grades / Mostly good demand driven by weak availability of virgin material / June set to bring more cost transfers, partly with margin additions
Standard thermoplastics trend May 2022
Price reductions dominate the picture / Converters benefit from more storage capacity / Producers come up with special offers / Prices likely to fall further
China engineering thermoplastics April 2022
Decrease in prices of most types / Generally low demand / Higher MMA cost and low supply pushed PMMA / Covid-related lockdowns continue to have an impact
North America April 2022
Reports of significant increases except for polyolefins / Polyamides in particular are picking up / Inflation and rising interest rates are likely to put pressure on demand / Further inflation in May
China standard thermoplastics April 2022
Softer demand pushes prices mostly lower / Continued impact of Covid-19 outbreak / Mixed outlook for May as lockdowns expected to ease
Composites/GRP April 2022
Prices still shy of peaks / Demand soft / May moves to range from rollover to slight rises / Glass fibre roving firmer
Engineering thermoplastics April 2022
Prices jump again / Hefty hikes for all types / Southern Europe particularly hard-hit / Demand still largely weak / Further increases likely in May
Polypropylene April 2022
Prices still pointing upward / Size of hikes crumbles / Auto industry woes depress demand / Compounders reduce output
Polyethylene April 2022
Producers charge as much as they can / Imports provide little relief / May expected to see a rollover and formation of a price plateau / The market is sensing inflation
Styrenics April 2022
New record prices after massive cost hike / Broadly spread price increases / High demand for EPS insulation materials while ABS is more balanced
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
April/May 2022
PVC April 2022
Quotations strive undeterred from one high to the next / Suppliers of base materials price in energy costs / Supply situation deteriorates again / Further hikes expected in May
PET April 2022
Prices surprisingly stable / Seasonal demand well below expectations / Supply situation adequate / Imports due to arrive soon / Uncertainties dominate the market / Price pressure in May
Polyurethane feedstocks April 2022
Uncertainty, massive markups dominate situation / Some absurd price demands blamed on rising energy costs / Supply of MDI could be smoother
Standard thermoplastics trend April 2022
Rises in monomer contracts dictate polymer increases / Shortages provide additional price boost to styrenics, PVC, PE pipe material / Little movement expected before end of the month
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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