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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2017
Downstream demand continued to be lacklustre in May / Major feedstock costs remained stable or decreased / Crude oil price impacted slightly on the market / High level inventories
Engineering Recyclate June 2017
PC and POM regrind material partly see marked increases / Lively demand from all segments / Rollover probable in July with the exception of polyamides
Polyurethane Feedstocks June 2017
Isocyanates still tight / Market could cool noticeably in July / Firm demand unlikely to slacken / Minimal growth for polyols
Standard Recyclate June 2017
Notations mostly moving horizontally / Pressure on rLDPE prices limited to pure grades / Slight premiums on rPET / No important movements expected for July
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017
Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride / Demand normal to weak
North America May 2017
Sideways tendency predominates with most types / Slight downward trend with PS, more marked with PP / Engineering plastics calmer / Only polyamides continue to gain ground
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2017
Prices follow in the footsteps of the cost changes / Producers notch small margin gains with some LLDPE and PP grades and EVA / All types have potential for price cuts
Russia May 2017
Markdowns for all polymers / Significant reductions for polyolefins / Pronounced price corrections for PS
Composites/GRP May 2017
Resins prices follow styrene downward / Demand gradually recovers / Inventory refilling slow / Some glass fibre products also see deterioration
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2017
Rollover predominates / Tight supply situation still exists with PC, POM and PMMA / Potential upward trend even before start of Q3 / Demand expected to slow down a little
Polyethylene May 2017
The ethylene motto “rollover” does not hold true / Notations trending down / Film grades generally affected more / Further decreases expected for June / Possible trend reversal in the course of the month
Polypropylene May 2017
The picture is one of reductions / Greater falls for high-flying copolymers / Supplies increasingly returning to normal / Compounds also weakening / Noticeable falls imminent in June
Styrenics May 2017
Price correction continues / Again high discounts on all materials / Strong demand / Premiums on PS and EPS likely in June / ABS still has more potential for trending down
PET May 2017
Notations falling once more / Increasing stabilisation in the course of the month / Good weather driving demand up / Firmer trend likely in June
PVC May 2017
Base material notations remain stable / Titanium dioxide continues to force up compounds / Dramatic development in plasticisers now too / Ready-to-use materials still rising
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
May / June 2017
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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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.

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