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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate April 2019
Notations largely stabilise / Only occasional softening with rPA 6 and rPC / Little change expected in May
Standard Recyclate April 2019
Prices predominantly stable / Some grades slightly more expensive / Upcoming holidays dampen demand / Recyclers still aiming to factor in increased costs
Standard Thermoplastics Trend April 2019
Prices rise further / Higher monomer costs are main driver / Unscheduled plant outages bring additional upward thrust to polyolefins
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2019
Most polymers see downtrend on subdued demand / Subdued market in general / April should see demand growing stronger
North America March 2019
Major fire in Texas hits exports / PE prices move sideways / PP falls further / PS and PVC up slightly / Engineering plastics unchanged
China Standard Thermoplastics March 2019
Most polymers on downward price trend / PET, HDPE imports and PP are exceptions / Feedstocks witness falling notations / High inventory levels and subdued demand in general
Russia March 2019
Polyolefins give way / Otherwise moderate increases / Prices rising in April
Composites/GRP March 2019
Ortho resins lose ground despite higher styrene / Weak automotive economy curbs demand / Improvement in sight
Engineering Thermoplastics March 2019
Polyamide notations slide / Otherwise prices remain stable in final month of quarter / Demand still weak / Price cuts to be expected in April
Polyethylene March 2019
Price hikes largely confined to passing on of costs / Supply and demand generally balanced / Uptrend will increase in April due to maintenance work
Polypropylene March 2019
Weak demand curbs price momentum / Cost movement remains yardstick / Moderate rises likely in April
Styrenics March 2019
Prices continue uptrend / Hikes often below cost increases / Processors increasingly fall back to inventories / Further price increases likely
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
March / April 2019
PVC March 2019
Rather subdued demand hinders producers' margin wishes / Signs pointing to a rise in April
PET March 2019
Slight firming of notations / Sluggish demand stops costs from being passed on / Latent upward pressure in April
Polyurethane Feedstocks March 2019
Polymeric MDI downswing bottoms out / Pure MDI and TDI plunge / Weak automotive sector to add pressure in April
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
Now available on PIEWeb:

The new weekly service is highlighting the spot market developments of the most important plastic types.

PIE Spotprice Monitor: Simply book the Spot Price Monitor as an add-on to your PIE subscription!
  • Early identification of price trends
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Setting the trend for processors: Traders‘ prices
  • Market-driven reflection of trading conditions
  • Competitively priced addition to your existing PIE subscription
PIE Spot Price Panel

PIE is now opening the weekly panels to a wider audience, and we would like to invite you to join our exclusive circle of informants, completely free of charge.

Benefits include
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Market-driven reflection of your business conditions
  • Informative discussions with our experts
  • Access to unweighted raw data, sorted by country and currency
Chart generator

Compile custom price charts:

  • Choice of about 100 price types
  • Up to 5 grades in direct comparison
  • Custom periods
  • Absolute figures or index charts
  • Save your own profiles and call them up at any time
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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