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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate October 2018
Rollovers dominate / Production largely running normally / Demand weakens / More movement expected next month
Standard Recyclate October 2018
Largely stable market / Clear hikes only with clear rPET / Pressure on opaque grades of rLDPE / Seasonal lively demand / Fall in demand expected in November
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2018
Still only minor price movements with polyolefins / Significant reductions with styrenics / Limited supply with HDPE and homopolymer PP
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018
PA and PBT prices skyrocket / PC substantially drops / Benzene, SM and PX costs move downwards
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2018
PE and PVC notations fall / Higher influx of imports / Mid-Autumn Festival in third week / Typhoon in Japan impacts propylene supply
Russia September 2018
Upward trend continuing / PE particularly hard hit / No relief in sight
North America September 2018
Import tariffs imposed by China and US distort markets / Polyolefin prices show mixed picture / Most engineering plastics roll over / Signs that tension is easing with PA 6.6
Composites/GRP September 2018
Ortho resins following styrene upswing / Downward movement expected again in October / Demand increasing only sluggishly / Glass fibre products unchanged
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018
Upturn largely comes to standstill / Weakness of auto industry clouds producers' prospects / Easing of tension with PMMA / Situation with PA 6.6 and PBT still tense
Polyethylene September 2018
Notations of low-pressure types trend softer / Producers happy with a rollover / Firmer tendency expected in October despite sluggish demand
Styrenics September 2018
Prices follow increased styrene reference / Full cost transfer in only some cases / Speculation softens hikes / ABS feels import pressure / Discounts foreseeable in October
Polypropylene September 2018
Most suppliers not successful in raising prices / Disappointing demand thwarts ambitions / Compounds hesitant to follow costs / Upward trend persists
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
September / October 2018
PVC September 2018
Slight drop to a rollover in most cases / Combination of disappointing demand and good supply puts pressure on prices / No significant momentum with demand expected in October
PET September 2018
Price rally for PX pushes up prices again / Market picture one of uncertainties / Improved supply and declining demand set to limit buoyancy in October
Polyurethane Feedstocks September 2018
Further sharp drops for crude MDI and TDI / Demand lagging behind expectations / Marked volatility for TDI in October / MDI grades set to calm down
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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