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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2018
Low season sees mostly weak demand / PA 6.6 shoots upward with HMD being more expensive / Substantial price decrease for PC / Mixed bag with PMMA, ABS, PA 6, POM and PBT
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2018
Little market activity in the hot holiday month / Most notations roll over / Price hikes only in styrene chain
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2018
Styrene driven upwards / Low season generally has dampening effect / Weaker Chinese yuan affects import prices / Market could pick up in August
North America July 2018
Calm returns to notations / Cost development largely stable / Trade war dampens consumers' mood / August likely to be largely flat month
Russia July 2018
Upswing dominates market / PET prices in downward turnaround
Composites/GRP July 2018
Ortho resins gain slight momentum / Costs passed on / Glass fibre products unchanged / Summer holidays dampen demand
Engineering Thermoplastics July 2018
Next explosion of PA 6.6 prices / Otherwise mostly stable conditions / Demand noticeably shrinks / Minor movements expected in August
Styrenics July 2018
Prices follow the cost reduction / Construction season stimulates EPS / Demand for PS and ABS drops / Further price declines expected in August
Polyethylene July 2018
Prices only slowly orientate to fall in ethylene reference / Changes range from rollovers to moderate reductions / Special offers disappear / August tending very quiet
Polypropylene July 2018
No major price movements / Slack demand slows momentum / Firmer reference means fewer concessions in August despite lull
PET July 2018
Upswing comes to a halt / Supply improves in Europe / Asian material on offer again / Lively demand keeps notations at record level / Situation likely to ease further from September
PVC July 2018
Price pressure arises from softer cost structure and trend towards oversupply / Holiday period weakens already low demand / August expected to be rather weak
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
July / August 2018
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2018
Pure MDI still soaring / TDI prices subject to less pressure / Polymeric MDI and polyols largely stagnating / Trends set to continue in August
Engineering Recyclate July 2018
Primary product increases roll through secondary market / Large hikes for rPA 6.6 and rPC / Brisk demand continues / Varying trends in August
Standard Recyclate July 2018
Prices broadly trending upwards / Rising interest in recyclate usage drives demand / Recycled PET continues to soar / Holiday season to dampen demand in August
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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