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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate May 2017
Most prices tend sideways / June expected to see only little price movement as adjustments on the primary market trickle through / Ongoing strong demand likely to ease
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2017
Tight MDI drives prices higher / Both MDI and TDI on a level with Asia / No relief immediately visible / Isocyanates pull polyols upward
Standard Recyclate May 2017
Heterogeneous notations / rLDPE still under pressure / Rollover for rPP / rPET increasing / Continued good supply in most cases / Positive stimuli only for consumer applications
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2017
Continuation of downwards trend from second half of April / Slight reductions for polyolefins / Styrenics plummeting along with monomer / Only PVC still firmer
Russia April 2017
Only marginal increases evident / PET surprisingly weak
North America April 2017
Rally with standard plastics comes to an end / PE and PVC stagnate / PP and PS drift downwards / Engineering plastics on the up again but turnaround also expected here
Engineering Thermoplastics April 2017
Wave of increases rolls on through the market / Rises smaller than in March / Market tending tight / Some delivery times lengthen significantly / Effects could last into May
Composites/GRP April 2017
Only large accounts profit from sinking SM price / High resins prices dampen demand / Projects postponed / Glass fibre impacted
Polyethylene April 2017
Easter brings a turnaround in demand / Second half of the month characterised by restraint / Upturn unexpectedly switches to downward pressure / Further price reductions probable / Pipe grades are the exception
Styrenics April 2017
Price correction initiated / High discounts for all materials / Speculation on falling prices restricts demand / Forecast of further three-digit reductions for May
Polypropylene April 2017
Demand watershed keeps pricing stable / Hike plans run aground / Global propylene demand points downward / May could see slight increases
PET April 2017
Surprisingly large reductions necessary to secure sales / Marked upturn in imports / Purchasers exercise restraint despite season start / Further moderate markdowns possible in May
PVC April 2017
Slight tightening of market conditions exploited by base material suppliers / Dramatic developments for titanium dioxide lift rigid grades still further
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
April / May 2017
Engineering Recyclate April 2017
Recent price increases across the entire portfolio / Boom in demand / Availability of production scrap considerably tighter in some cases / Demand only minimally slowed by holiday period
Polyurethane Feedstocks April 2017
All components higher, isocyanates by triple digits / Hefty hikes for polyols / Momentum slackens but May will still see increases
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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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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