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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyethylene May 2020
Situation gradually returning to normal / Unscheduled outages impact supply / Demand presents a mixed picture / Price rises expected in June after ethylene increase
Polypropylene May 2020
Notations continue downward / Automotive demand still weak / Change of direction in June
Styrenics May 2020
Prices bottoming out / Speculation on a trend reversal stimulates demand / Demand remains marked by Covid-19 crisis / Higher notations in June
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
May/June 2020
PET May 2020
Notations continue to fall / Reductions smaller than the drop in feedstock prices / Demand below expectations / Uncertainty remains as the pandemic lingers
PVC May 2020
Notations still under pressure / Cost reductions mostly passed on in full / Prices likely to turn upwards again in June
Polyurethane feedstocks May 2020
Steep plunge / Producer inventories full / Demand for the most part very weak / Downswing could bottom out in June
Engineering recyclate May 2020
Reductions of as much as EUR 300/t / Large-scale cancelling of orders / Most recycling line production cut back or shut down
Standard recyclate May 2020
Downtrend continues / Competition from cheaper virgin materials / Covid-19-related slump in demand / Margins are eroding / Further decreases expected in June
Russia April 2020
Notations fall noticeably / PVC moving upward / Virus pandemic shuts down refineries and production lines / Frequent supply overhangs despite shutdowns
North America April 2020
Unprecedented plunge in oil price causes thermoplastics prices to tumble / Inventories at record level after plant closures / Producers opt for shutdowns
Standard thermoplastics trend May 2020
With PE, most producers factor in half the C2 reduction / Battle for price cuts heats up / Industrial packaging on tough road back to normality
China standard thermoplastics April 2020
Negative crude oil prices impact domestic polymer markets / Only polypropylene rises on demand for medical supplies / Mostly low demand to continue in May
China engineering thermoplastics April 2020
Large falls for prices of most grades / Ups and downs of crude oil prices impact polymer markets / Subdued demand expected in May
Composites/GRP April 2020
Resins crash in April / Chopped strand mats under some pressure / Soft demand claims its due / Downswing may bottom out in May
Engineering thermoplastics April 2020
Small price cuts initially / Hesitant pick-up in demand / Volume planning in price negotiations / Substantial reductions expected in May
Producers announcements
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Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
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Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
PIE Spot Price Monitor
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The new weekly service is highlighting the spot market developments of the most important plastic 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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