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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2020
Downtrend for most polymer prices / Short supply creates higher notations for PA 6 and PBT / Coronavirus outbreak to keep demand weak overall
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2020
Styrenics ride on the styrene wave / Most other polymers unchanged / Business picks up only slowly / Little likelihood of much change in March
Russia January 2020
Further reductions in all segments except PVC / Slight trend towards oversupply for PE and PP / Demand short of expectations / Increases possible for PS and PVC in February
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2020
Most grades decline on weak demand / Lunar new year holidays extended in wake of coronavirus crisis / Impacts from epidemic to keep demand low
Composites/GRP January 2020
Ortho resins still pointing downward / Trend likely to turn around soon / Glass fibre oversupply pressures notations
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2020
ABS firmer / PA 6.6, PMMA and PP compounds lower / PA 6 base polymers expected to push up compounds in the medium term / Demand slowly recovers
Styrenics January 2020
Prices turn upward again / Full cost transfer for PS and ABS in most cases / Demand receives boost from inventory replenishment / Further hikes expected in February
Polyethylene January 2020
Planned price hikes go up in smoke / Demand still not great / Some plants operating with reduced output / Coronavirus outbreak could hit business in China / Downtrend expected
Polypropylene January 2020
Producer price hikes mostly fall flat / Ordering surprisingly strong / Seasonal effects will boost February demand / Minimal hikes possible
PET January 2020
Prices largely stable with slight hint of firming / No impetus from either costs or demand / Hardly any change expected in February / Hopes pinned on start of season in March
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
January/February 2020
PVC January 2020
Unexpectedly dynamic demand / Calls for increases initially come to nothing / Slight price reductions for compounds / Renewed attempts to improve margins in February
Polyurethane Feedstocks January 2020
Isocyanates down another notch / Weak demand pressures producers' margins / Slack ordering melts MDI and TDI oversupply
Engineering Recyclate January 2020
Poor demand leads to rollovers everywhere / Prices may have bottomed out in many cases / PA 6.6 recyclate unlikely to escape reductions
Standard Recyclate January 2020
Downtrend in prices continues / Only rPP and rPS remain stable / Pressure from virgin materials / Demand to pick up in February / Widely stabilising prices expected
Russia December 2019
Polyolefin notations at lowest levels for the year / Demand very weak in part / PE injection moulding grades and standard PS materials hold their ground / Virtually no recovery in January
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
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  • Market-driven reflection of trading conditions
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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.

Benefits include
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  • 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
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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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