Recent Polymer Price Reports
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks November/December 2022
PET November 2022
Downward trend continues / Precursor products, energy still expensive / Lack of sales pressures producers / Warehouses full / Demand vacillates / No upturn in sight
PVC November 2022
Weak demand and favourably priced imports put further pressure on prices / Negotiations for future contract agreements proving difficult / Further reductions likely in December
Styrene December 2022
Triple-digit drop
Benzene December 2022
In free fall
Ethylene December 2022
Slight decrease at end of year
Propylene December 2022
Contract eases slightly
Polyurethane feedstocks November 2022
End of strong price hikes for TDI / Producers grant heavy discounts partially on low demand / Generally more reductions in weeks ahead
Engineering recyclate November 2022
Base material very scarce / Increased demand from automotive industry turns out to be a flash in the pan / "Just close your eyes and hope for the best"
Standard recyclate November 2022
Prices continue to fall / Recyclers respond to slack demand with production cutbacks / No recovery in sight for December
China engineering thermoplastics October 2022
Prices for some engineering thermoplastics rebound / Textile sector low / Most types projected to see a drop in November
Standard thermoplastics trend November 2022
Month starts with mixed price picture / Late monomer price fixes delay polyolefin talks / Some increases may fizzle
China standard thermoplastics October 2022
Prices remain mixed though bearish sentiment prevails amid weak demand / November quotations seen lower / Only HDPE, PP expected to hold ground
North America October 2022
Weak demand, high stock levels put prices under pressure / Only PE moves sideways / Rising interest rates depress consumer behaviour / Further price reductions expected in November
Composites/GRP October 2022
Significant rebates for resins / Soft demand drives downtrend / Most GF types roll over
Ethylene November 2022
Contract moves higher
Engineering thermoplastics October 2022
Prices trend further down / Weak demand and increasing pressure from Asian imports / Greater price stability likely in November due to production cutbacks
Propylene November 2022
Reference contract turns slightly upwards
Styrene November 2022
Stable despite declining spot quotations
Polyethylene October 2022
Planned price hikes end in slight declines / Cheap imports unable to cover production cutbacks / Rise in C2 fails to transfer
Polypropylene October 2022
Widespread production cuts and price rebates in line with C3 movement / Demand still limping along / Can imports prevent a material shortage in November?
Styrenics October 2022
Prices continue downward trend / Oversupply amidst weak demand / Inflation and recession worries put a damper on buying mood / Further discounts foreseeable for November
Producers announcements
Note on Russian polymer prices
Due to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, KI Group has suspended all business relations with companies in Russia and Belarus until further notice.

This also affects the collaboration with our Russian cooperation partner. Therefore, we are currently not reporting on Russian polymer prices.

We kindly ask for your understanding.

KI Group – Publishers and Editorial Office
Energy Cost Surcharges
Please note:
The polymer prices reported by Plastics Information Europe (PIE) already include any energy cost surcharges of the producers and are not listed separately.

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