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Price reports on standard thermoplastics
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend October 2020: Prices for PE film grades fall slightly / PP outages unable to hold up prices / PVC continues upward trend / Demand generally poor for the time of year / Outlook points to stability
13.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2020: Most prices remain unchanged / Increased exports have a consolidating effect / Demand generally normal for the time of year / Rollover to be expected in October
05.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2020: Notations move sideways with C3 costs / Amid soft demand outages have little impact / Little change likely in November
05.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2020: Prices mostly in weak rollover / Slightly higher discounts for HIPS films / ABS injection moulding bucks the trend / Declining SM reference leads to price pressure in October
05.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET September 2020: Prices plunge surprisingly heavily / Second Covid-19 wave depresses demand / Consequences of US hurricane season stabilise in the second half of the month / Minor consolidation in sight
02.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PVC September 2020: Prices continue upward trend helped by the tight supply situation / Demand lively / Further increases likely in October
02.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend September 2020: No change with polyolefin prices / Demand below expectations / PVC producers benefit from tight availability / Weak rollover with PS and EPS
14.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene August 2020: Producers push through maximum C2 cost hike / Converters reject margin increase / Demand somewhat too low for time of year / At best minor upward trend in September
03.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene August 2020: Hikes remain below C3 rise / Outages have little impact due to soft demand / Notations likely stable in September
03.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2020: Rollovers predominate for PS and EPS / Slight premiums on ABS / Price corrections in both directions / Demand generally weak / Hardly any change seen for September
03.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PVC August 2020: Price rise continues / Ethylene price hikes and poor availability drive costs / Brisk demand despite holiday period / Climbs expected again in September
02.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET August 2020: Weak rollovers dominate picture / Market remains rather sluggish despite heatwave / Volume pressure grows in Asia / Import offers more aggressive / Outlook still depressed
02.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend August 2020: Producers seldom manage to improve margins / Demand still below expectations / Imports and low-priced spot volumes virtually disappear from the market
14.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene July 2020: Price hikes match rise in costs / Negotiating fronts harden / Some large customers think the agreed annual volumes will not be achieved / Plastics tax creates uncertainty
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene July 2020: Most of the feedstock hike passed on / Producers rarely improve margins / Auto horizon slightly brighter / Increases unlikely in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics July 2020: Hikes mostly remain below the cost transfer / Demand is much reduced / Maintenance plans could lead to allocations / Slight price increases in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET July 2020: Firming of notations / Demand still weak from coronavirus crisis / Momentum from hygiene segment not enough to compensate / Bleak outlook due to indications of second Covid wave
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PVC July 2020: Ethylene hike provides a lift / Strong demand for profiles plus production cutbacks triggers small supply shortages / Additional volumes not generally available
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend July 2020: Notations rising / Price hikes often exceed feedstock cost increases / Demand restrained as a result / Imports boost supply
13.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2020: Ethylene increase rarely factored in full into polymers / Demand below expectations / Production cutbacks still the norm / Upward trend in July
03.07.2020
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