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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018
Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices / Low demand across the board / Downtrends projected for ABS, PA 6.6 and PMMA in December
14.12.2018
Standard Thermoplastics Trend December 2018
Hefty price cuts with all polymers after triple-digit fall in olefin and SM reference prices / Producers nevertheless improve margins
14.12.2018
Polyurethane Feedstocks December 2018
Isocyanates price slide halted / Weak demand across the board / Downwards into January / Polyols under pressure
14.12.2018
North America November 2018
PE weakens / PP falls sharply / PS and PVC stagnating / Engineering plastics prices erode / Only PA 6.6 still in short supply / Further reductions in December
13.12.2018
China Standard Thermoplastics November 2018
Prices of most types nosedive / SM notations hit record low for the year / Impacts from global market unease and weak oil prices / Mostly low demand projected for December
12.12.2018
Russia November 2018
Market shifts down a gear / Demand significantly more subdued
11.12.2018
Composites/GRP November 2018
Resins slip / More downward momentum likely / Demand from all but automotive holds up / Glass fibre unchanged
07.12.2018
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018
Falling automotive demand leads to price erosion / Tight supply stabilises PA 6.6, PBT and POM / Downtrend could gain momentum in December
06.12.2018
Polyethylene November 2018
Falling ethylene reference sets trend / Most notations show moderate decline / Following ethylene crash, December should see substantial price cuts
05.12.2018
Polypropylene November 2018
Production outages trigger rollover / C3 fall factored in for homo injection moulding / Prices will sink noticeably in December
05.12.2018
Styrenics November 2018
Large discounts after SM reference nosedives / Cost reduction only partly transferred for PS and EPS / Occasional bottlenecks / Slump will continue in December
05.12.2018
PET November 2018
Downward thrust in notations gaining pace / Asian imports flowing back onto the market / Further corrections of the exceptional highs expected in December
04.12.2018
PVC November 2018
Prices roll over or slightly fall / C2 reduction cannot be factored in across the market / Availability still limited / Large cut in the ethylene reference for December leads to expectations of price cuts
04.12.2018
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
November / December 2018
04.12.2018
Polyurethane feedstocks November 2018
Polymeric MDI and TDI collapse / Long supply and weak demand / More rebates in December likely / Polyols mostly stable
23.11.2018
Engineering Recyclate November 2018
Weak demand from automotive industry erodes prices for rABS, rPC and rPP compounds / Primary market fuels strong rPA 6.6 increase / Demand remains below expectations
21.11.2018
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
03.01.2019
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
04.01.2019
Standard Thermoplastics
07.01.2019
Engineering Thermoplastics
24.01.2019
Polyurethane feedstocks
08.01.2019
Composites/GRP
19.12.2018
Standard Recyclate
20.12.2018
Engineering Recyclate
15.01.2019
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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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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