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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019
Price decreases in all engineering thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2019
Pressure on prices constantly rising / Polyolefins and PVC nevertheless remain stable in first third of month / Styrenics plummet along with SM / Subdued demand dominates the scene
Russia May 2019
Overall market still quite weak / Only PVC shows slight upward movement
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2019
Price decreases in most standard thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
North America May 2019
Polyolefins tend sideways to firmer / PVC and PS roll over / Most engineering thermoplastics move sideways / Markets suffer from trade disputes and automotive slowdown
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019
Price pressure continues / Producers have trouble keeping notations stable / Automotive slump remains key concern / More reductions probable
Composites/GRP May 2019
Resins upswing continues in May / SM's price drop in June will create massive pressure / Demand still mostly weak
Polyethylene May 2019
Producers manage to improve margins / Supply thins out in many areas / Demand nevertheless still slow / Rollover in the cards in June
Polypropylene May 2019
Producers make slight margin gains / Little impetus to buy / Automotive slump still dogs compounds / Signs point to weak rollover in June
Styrenics May 2019
Prices rise slightly again / Processors order only essential volumes / Suppliers lessened hikes during the month / Significant price correction expected in June
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
May / June 2019
PET May 2019
Global polyester lull depressing European market too / Producers experiencing increasing difficulty / Production cutbacks on the horizon / Price reductions could gain momentum in June
PVC May 2019
Producers only succeed in upping margins slightly / Maintenance season not causing significant bottlenecks so far / Producer asking prices not necessarily going to be pushed through in June either
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2019
Isocyanate price movements uneven / Demand disappointing / Headwinds for MDI hikes / Little change likely in June
Engineering Recyclate May 2019
Secondary market quiet / Recycled PP compounds an exception / Demand improves slowly / Little change likely in June
Standard Recyclate May 2019
Increasing prices predominate / Only opaque grades and rPET remain in rollover / Demand driven by virgin materials and seasonal effects / Further hikes to also predominate in June
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!
  • Early identification of price trends
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Setting the trend for processors: Traders‘ prices
  • Market-driven reflection of trading conditions
  • Competitively priced addition to your existing PIE subscription
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.

Benefits include
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Market-driven reflection of your business conditions
  • Informative discussions with our experts
  • Access to unweighted raw data, sorted by country and currency
Chart generator

Compile custom price charts:

  • Choice of about 100 price types
  • Up to 5 grades in direct comparison
  • Custom periods
  • Absolute figures or index charts
  • Save your own profiles and call them up at any time
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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