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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane feedstocks March 2020
First signs of hoarding push isocyanates higher / Polyols' rise strongest in recent memory / Sales to consumer sectors may slow or collapse due to coronavirus
Engineering recyclate March 2020
Reductions only for recycled polyamide 6.6 GF and polycarbonate / Supply plentiful / Wide-ranging price cuts expected in April / Fall in virgin material prices and coronavirus-related slump in demand
Standard recyclate March 2020
Recycled polyolefins yield noticeably / PET supply situation precarious / Demand picks up only slowly / Discounts predominate in March
Russia February 2020
Majority of grades trending downward / PE film grades and PP injection moulding materials react to pickup in demand / Order activity weak / Mixed outlook for March
China engineering thermoplastics February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak impacts plastics and other sectors / Subdued market and lower prices for most polymer grades / Downtrend in notations to continue in March
North America February 2020
PE prices move sideways at a low level / PP downtrend loses speed and PVC moves up / Engineering plastics unchanged / Coronavirus dampens demand worldwide / No sudden price hikes expected
Standard thermoplastics trend March 2020
Notations fall on a broad front / Only PVC bucks the trend / High uncertainty due to coronavirus / Drop in oil price intensifies pressure
China standard thermoplastics February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak has an impact on feedstocks and polymers / Lunar new year holidays extended into February / Overall high supply and subdued demand / Not much should change in March
Composites/GRP February 2020
Styrene rise pushes prices higher / Demand visibly slowing / Uneven development for glass fibre products
Engineering thermoplastics February 2020
Price stability on a broad front / Quarterly agreements provide support / Demand slightly above expectations / Differing trends likely in March
Polyethylene February 2020
Purchasing restraint keeps price rise in check / Development of demand uncertain due to coronavirus epidemic / Producers will aim to pass on only part of C2 cost reduction
Polypropylene February 2020
Market still without momentum / Inventory drawdowns curb demand / Rising demand could keep March prices stable
Styrenics February 2020
Prices continue to rise along with the SM reference / Ample supply / Markup level softens somewhat over the course of the month / Prices will begin to decrease again in March
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
February/March 2020
PET February 2020
Market remains in miserable state / Weak demand set against good supply / Coronavirus crisis further depresses situation / Doubts about recovery in March / Price pressure remains
PVC February 2020
Demands for an increase partially pushed through towards end of month / Slightly reduced supply / Producers aiming for rollover in March / Supply situation worsens
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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  • 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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