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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane Feedstocks April 2018
Price gap between MDI grades widens / TDI firmer / High prices curb demand / MDI normalising, TDI still tight
Engineering Recyclate April 2018
Little change this month / Upturn probable in coming weeks / Demand quite reasonable of late / Still minor delivery delays
Standard Recyclate April 2018
Demand from China leads to first bottlenecks / rLDPE and rHDPE films much stronger / Recycled PET increases / Spring upswing and Chinese exports drive prices in May
Standard Trend April 2018
PE and styrenics under pressure / PP, PVC and EVA producers pass on part of higher costs / Expectations of revival in demand during the month
North America March 2018
PE remains stable / PP drops steeply in line with propylene / PVC and PS firmer / Upswing with engineering plastics slows down / PA 6.6 remains the exception / Feedstock prices fall in April
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2018
Demand and supply gradually recovering / Significant increase in PA 6.6 notations / Substantial fall in ABS and PC prices
China Standard Thermoplastics March 2018
Prices of all types fall on good supply / Demand more subdued than expected / High inventories of imported PE and PP in east China
Russia March 2018
Start of spring season drives prices / Continued upswing in April
Composites/GRP March 2018
Resin and glass fibre prices mostly unchanged / Demand trending upward / Resins could see slight decline in April
Engineering Thermoplastics March 2018
Notations continue to rise but at a slower rate / Quarterly increases factored in / Next round of hikes due in April / Greater focus on specified grades
Polyethylene March 2018
Producers pass on most of cost reduction / First LLDPE imports from US put pressure on prices / Slight uptrend likely in April due to rise in ethylene reference
Polypropylene March 2018
Cost relief broadly passed on / Sufficient supply / Converters' buying tactics shred producers' margins / Firm rollover likely in April
Styrenics March 2018
Increased SM costs further drive up prices / New all-time high for EPS / Price expectations limit demand / Significant reductions expected for April
PET March 2018
Moderate improvements possible in producer margins / Asian exports heading more towards North America / Few offers in Europe / First season peak now over / Balanced momentum in April
PVC March 2018
Marginal declines in base grades and rigid compounds / High price of plasticiser pushes up plasticised compounds / Pastes stay at same level / Slight upward trend in April
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
March / April 2018
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!
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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.

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  • Choice of about 100 price types
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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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