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    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate August 2019
Only a few minor price reductions / Rollover predicted across the board in September
Standard Recyclate August 2019
Price reductions for individual grades / Pressure from primary markets / Holiday season dampens demand / Wider range of discounts for rPET / Few changes expected in September
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2019
Sluggish demand puts damper on price increases / Most polymer notations oriented to costs / Little recognisable reason for change
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2019
Low season month sees subdued demand / Post-G20 summit speculations have positive impact / August outlook not promising
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2019
Price hikes for most polymer grades / Rosy macroeconomic outlook / Ethylene and propylene costs rise
North America July 2019
Price pressure persists on the back of weak demand / Standard grades show varying trends depending on feedstocks / Engineering plastics broadly under pressure
Russia July 2019
Prices on the decline due to weak demand / August should witness stabilisation
Composites/GRP July 2019
Ortho resins follow styrene downward / Demand recedes / Glass fibre prices still stable / Downward pressure continues
Engineering Thermoplastics July 2019
Slump in auto industry broadly drags prices down / Only PBT and POM still stable / Reductions in quarterly prices will add pressure to monthly transactions in August
Polyethylene July 2019
Fall in ethylene reference sets the pace / Buyers feel prices may have bottomed out / Low prices ease purchasing restraint / Mood remains tough / August expected to be quieter
Polypropylene July 2019
Cost relief passed on / Copolymer grades see steep hikes / Compounds move up a notch / August prices likely stable or firmer
Styrenics July 2019
Price erosion continues / Oversupply meets weak demand / Holidays dampen activities / Only slight recovery expected in August / Feedstock prices rise
PET July 2019
Notations continue to tumble / Heat wave in the last third stabilises situation / August tending stable to firmer
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
July/August 2019
PVC July 2019
Producers' margins upped minimally / Slight production curtailments / Holiday season suppressing demand / Low volumes expected in August / Tough negotiations expected
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2019
Producers achieve hikes for polymeric MDI / TDI surprisingly firm / Pure MDI and polyols flat / Output adjusted to demand
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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