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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Standard Recyclate August 2017
Holiday period dampens demand / Deductions on rLDPE and rPS / rPP mostly stable / Premiums on clear rPET grades / Only moderate change expected in September
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2017
Summer slump prevails despite slight upward trend in some niche markets / No significant movements expected for this month
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2017
PVC, PS and PET prices went up / Support from rising futures and raw material costs
North America July 2017
Polyolefins stable to firm / PVC weaker / PS follows feedstocks down / Engineering thermoplastics face mounting downward pressure
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017
Traditional off-season / Ship collision incident at China Resources Logistics' terminal led to rise in the upstream price / Domestic quotes went up
Russia July 2017
Situation calming down / More expensive imports stabilise domestic notations
Composites/GRP July 2017
Ortho resins crumble farther / More downward movement likely / Hikes sought by roving manufacturers have no impact yet
Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017
Declining demand removes much of the pressure from possible price hikes / Rollovers dominate the picture / PMMA shoots up and is the exception / Summer lull will hit home in August
Polypropylene July 2017
Prices follow reference / Producers stop margin erosion / Bottoming-out lures buyers / August may see stability / Compounder bucks consensus
Polyethylene July 2017
Cost reduction gives indication of the size of price cuts / Stabilisation over the month / Supply becomes tighter / Demand consistently strong / Consolidation probable in August
PVC July 2017
Cost reductions generally passed on / Titanium dioxide appears over the worst / Ongoing scarcity of plasticisers / PVC pastes still faring well / August notations tending sideways
Styrenics July 2017
Further premiums on PS and EPS / Butadiene's sharp drop puts pressure on ABS notations / Availability often limited despite holiday season / Slight reductions foreseeable in August
PET July 2017
Producers up their margins through price hikes despite falling costs / Imports thin on the ground / Demand driven by hot weather / August calmer but still under pressure
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
July / August 2017
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2017
MDI even higher / Slight gains for TDI / Polyols slacken / Quieter trading amid summer lull / MDI buyers still scrambling for material
Engineering Recyclate July 2017
Prices calm down as the holiday season gets underway / Stability predominates / Only rPOM rises again / Next few weeks likely quiet
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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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.

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