Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane feedstocks January 2021
Fresh price surge for MDI / Peak for TDI in sight / Tight polyols dog converters / Upswing could end in February
Engineering recyclates January 2021
Considerable hikes across the board / Tight primary markets creating a shortage of base materials / Good demand expected to result in considerable price hikes
Standard recyclate January 2021
Prices mostly on the upswing / Tailwind from increasing virgin material prices and growing demand / Recyclers aim for further price increases in February
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
China engineering thermoplastics December 2020
Average prices mostly higher / PA 6.6 skyrockets / Demand softens at the year's end / Notations expected to fall
North America December 2020
High feedstock prices, tight supply situation and recovery tendency in plastics processing combine to drive up prices / Significant increases with few exceptions / Tension unlikely to ease
China standard thermoplastics December 2020
PVC and PET prices increase substantially / Other prices mixed / Low seasonal demand / Weaker notations expected in January
Composites/GRP December 2020
Costly styrene pulls prices higher / Supply tighter due to lack of imports / No end to upswing in January / Steep rise for glass-fibre products
Russia December 2020
Notations rise for almost all polymer types / Domestic prices at export level / Further increases likely for January
Engineering thermoplastics December 2020
Price increases for all types / Supply short across the board without prospect of improvement / Price for PA 6.6 to reach all-time high in January
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
Polypropylene December 2020
Hikes outpace C3 rise / Tight market gives producers tailwind / Further increases mulled to improve margins
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
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
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
December 2020/January 2021
PVC December 2020
Prices trend further upwards / Supply tight while demand remains strong / Supply situation expected to stay tense in January / Further increases expected
Producers announcements
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Engineering Thermoplastics
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Polyurethane feedstocks
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