Recent Polymer Price Reports
Standard thermoplastics trend August 2022
Prices undergo triple-digit slump / Massive reductions, especially with styrenics / Demand weak / Prices likely to continue to come under pressure
Composites/GRP July 2022
Resin mostly downward / Summer holidays depress demand / Styrene plunge will have ripple effect / Mixed picture for glass fibre
Engineering thermoplastics July 2022
Market remains divided, prices present a mixed picture / No massive increases across the board in July / Will August see prices plunge after the fall in benzene contract?
Polyethylene July 2022
Plastics industry with the summertime blues / Ample supply meets weak demand / Prices fall more than monomer contract
Styrenics July 2022
PS and EPS prices reach new highs despite weakening demand / ABS just below all-time high / Prices likely to crash in August
Polypropylene July 2022
Europe is oversupplied / Producers push “special orders” / Output cuts to draw down inventories loom again in August
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
July/August 2022
PET July 2022
Sharp hike for PX drives up prices / European production low / Customers cautious as uncertainty grips markets / Further increases likely
PVC July 2022
Prices remain under pressure / Feedstock costs fall amid weak demand, solid supply / More reductions expected in August
Styrene August 2022
Contract price plummets after massive drop for benezene
Propylene August 2022
Reference contract again trends lower
Paraxylene July 2022
Record level will no longer be maintained
Benzene August 2022
Contract quotation plummets
Ethylene August 2022
Fall in contract price continues
Polyurethane feedstocks July 2022
Weak demand across sectors pushes prices lower / Only building industry shows slight recovery / Rising imports to fuel price declines in September
Paraxylene June 2022
Contract finally fixed after tenuous talks
Paraxylene June 2022
Why the contract price is still not available after three weeks / An attempt to explain
Engineering recyclate July 2022
Free play of market forces / Demand plummets for all types / Zero stimulus from automotive / More severe downtrend likely in August
Standard Recyclate July 2022
Market still shunning recession concerns / Prices trend mostly higher / Summer break dampens August price pressures
Standard thermoplastics trend July 2022
Weak demand leads to triple-digit slump for polyolefin prices / PVC and EVA also on the decline / Styrenics meanwhile see record highs
North America June 2022
Many large price reductions, except for styrene-based plastics / Demand slows in view of rising prices and interest rates / Poor prospects for upcoming months
China engineering thermoplastics June 2022
Prices broadly lower amid low demand, healthy supply / Some public health restrictions lifted / July to be weak with few exceptions
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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