Recent Polymer Price Reports
Russia November 2021
Most prices rise only moderately / PS, PET up sharply / High prices hurt domestic demand / Few imports
Composites/GRP November 2021
Resin, glass fibre still soaring / Producers eye energy surcharges / Glass fibre prices seen higher in January
Engineering thermoplastics November 2021
Prices show little movement in November / Significant increases imminent for flame-retardant and reinforced materials / Production cutbacks with base polymers
Polyethylene November 2021
Waning pre-Christmas demand pressures prices / Producers, converters stake out positions for new year / “Groundhog Day” again for EVA
Polypropylene November 2021
Costlier C3 boosts prices / Record highs for film, some compounds / Energy surcharge rebuffed for now / Demand generally soft
Styrenics November 2021
Prices soar by triple-digits / Record highs for EPS, ABS / Slight increases likely in December / Energy costs on the table again?
PVC November 2021
Relentless price rise continues / Triple-digit increases on energy, logistics costs / Market situation still tight / No end to high prices in December
PET November 2021
Brief respite at the beginning of the month gives way to panic due to new coronavirus variant / Gaping emptiness in supply / Spot prices already exploding / Contracts could follow suit
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
November/December 2021
Polyurethane November 2021
Hard-bargaining processors achieve rollovers and discounts / Weakening demand in all sectors / Higher cost of energy and logistics will factor into prices in January
Engineering recyclate November 2021
Converters force rollover for all types / Calm prices expected well into January / Vicious cycle of low processing rate and lack of base material
Standard recyclate November 2021
Cost transfer succeeds across the board in November / High price level stifles demand in some areas / Agricultural sector could face a bottleneck in spring
China engineering thermoplastics October 2021
Higher prices for PA 6, POM, PMMA, PBT / Declines for ABS, PC / Generally low demand
Standard thermoplastics trend November 2021
Rocketing prices / Some triple-digit increases due to higher feedstock and energy cost / Record levels for many types / Converters hold back on buying behaviour
China standard thermoplastics October 2021
Increases in average prices across the board in volatile trading / Sharp drop toward end of month as Beijing announces coal price relief / November weakness expected
North America October 2021
Polyolefin markets calmer / PVC unaffected by events in Europe / Engineering thermoplastics move sideways, but situation remains tense
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Polyurethane feedstocks
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
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