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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane Feedstocks February 2019
TDI loses more ground / MDI downswing bottoming out / Demand on the continent weak, in UK dynamic
Engineering Recyclate February 2019
Most prices roll over as expected / Little movement likely in March / Demand picking up / Reasonable supply of base material and situation easing with PA 6.6
Standard Recyclate February 2019
Prices of rLDPE and rPS soften in the wake of falling virgin material notations / Brisk demand continues due to tightening recyclate policies
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019
Downtrend dominates polymer prices / Domestic benzene, SM and PX increase / Subdued market before Chinese New Year holiday
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2019
Polyolefins and PVC see stability / Increases for polystyrene / Demand largely normal / Adequate availability for most materials / Supply shortage with PS
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2019
Domestic prices of polymers decrease or move sideways on weak demand / Some import notations slightly up / C2, C3 and SM head upward / Plants shut down before Chinese New Year holidays in February
Russia January 2019
Polymer markets dormant / Predominantly sideways movement in February
North America January 2019
PE and PVC flat amid high inventories / PP seen nearing bottom / Engineering plastics flat to lower with PA 6.6 continuing to be the exception
Composites/GRP January 2019
Resins drift downward again / Sharp declines for glass fibre / Demand mostly back to normal
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019
Producers keep prices largely stable / Demand from automotive sector becomes more critical / Price pressure will rise further in February
Styrenics January 2019
EPS and ABS fall only slightly / Even smaller discounts on PS / Inventories being replenished / Buying opportunities in February / New grade in PIE reports – grey EPS insulation
Polyethylene January 2019
Cost reduction generally factored in / A few producers manage to retain part of it / Demand picks up slowly in the new year / With stable costs in February, situation expected to gradually return to normal
Polypropylene January 2019
Producers improve margins / End markets still weak / Outages and Brexit stimulate ordering / Moderate hikes in February
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
January 2019 / February 2019
PVC January 2019
High-volume purchases reflect reduction in C2 costs / Demand robust for the season / No restrictions on production / Rollover expected for February
PET January 2019
Further reductions on the European market / Cost side still weak / Sufficient availability of imports / No trend reversal expected in February
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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