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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate October 2019
Prices roll over / Demand very weak for the time of year / Many recyclate producers have their backs to the wall / Gap between primary and secondary PA is too small
Standard Recyclate October 2019
Prices still under pressure / Rollover only for rPP and rPS / Demand remains weak / Recyclers reduce output / Measures for more price stability in November
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2019
Market mood remains gloomy / Buyers still holding back / Producers not always able to attain feedstock reference prices / Indications point to declining trend
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2019
PE notations decrease / Speculations after attacks in Saudi Arabia lead to price fluctuations / Propylene plant in the Pearl River Delta online
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2019
Autumn brings in the high season / Domestic benzene, styrene and paraxylene costs head upwards / Many polymers follow suit / Crude oil price has negative impacts
North America September 2019
Only polyolefins show small increases / PVC, PS and engineering plastics move predominantly sideways / Automotive slump and trade war have an impact / Storm and drone attacks hold up prices in the short term
Russia September 2019
Market remains subdued / Polyolefins largely stable / PVC and PET give way
Composites/GRP September 2019
Cautious market leaves ortho resins prices unchanged / Demand remains slack / No movement for glass fibre products
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2019
Most producers keep prices stable at end of Q3 / Only PA 6.6 sees minor reductions / October is start of a new quarter and new game / Buyers will insist on price cuts
Polyethylene September 2019
Most producers pass on cost reduction / Sales stimulated by bonus prospects and bottoming out of prices / Weak demand in October expected to dampen stabilisation as costs rise
Polypropylene September 2019
Producers succeed in partially retaining cost reduction / Supply shortage begins to affect prices / Slight consolidation expected in October
Styrenics September 2019
Prices continue to rise / Premiums mostly below the cost increase / Weak demand for polystyrene and ABS / No or only slight price movements in October
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
September/October 2019
PET September 2019
Autumnal depression affects markets / Notations continue to slip / Picture is one of oversupply / No mood-lifting momentum in sight for October
PVC September 2019
Pro-rata cost reduction rapidly agreed / Production curtailments have no major consequences / Seasonal revival of demand turns out weak / Rises in October
Polyurethane Feedstocks September 2019
MDI polymer and TDI tend further upwards / Demand from auto and furniture industries remains weak / Current trends likely to continue in October
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!
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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.

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Chart generator

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  • Choice of about 100 price types
  • Up to 5 grades in direct comparison
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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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