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Price Reports North America
POLYMER PRICES
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
15.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2020: Rollover and minor price reductions still predominate / Situation worsens for many converters towards end of month / Massive fall in feedstock costs makes price cuts likely in April
17.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2020: PE prices move sideways at a low level / PP downtrend loses speed and PVC moves up / Engineering plastics unchanged / Coronavirus dampens demand worldwide / No sudden price hikes expected
13.03.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2020: Poor demand pushes down prices of most polymers / PVC producers manage to turn trend around
17.02.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2019: Price decline continues / PP down again / Iran conflict and trade war with China to determine developments in the new year / Feedstock costs vary
15.01.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2019: Prices down across the board / Trade conflict and weak domestic demand have negative effect / As yet no impact on prices after explosion in Texas / Year expected to end on a low due to upcoming holidays
13.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2019: Market weakness continues in the US / Price pressure remains
12.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2019: Only polyolefins show small increases / PVC, PS and engineering plastics move predominantly sideways / Automotive slump and trade war have an impact / Storm and drone attacks hold up prices in the short term
10.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2019: Prices move sideways or downwards / Trade conflict and economic slump dampen demand / Export business limping along / No increases expected for September
10.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
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
09.08.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2019: Trade wars and weak automotive and construction segments bring widespread price cuts and rollovers / Only PVC sees an increase / Engineering thermoplastics expected to be weaker in July
10.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
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
12.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2019: Polyolefins tend sideways to firmer / PVC affected by weak demand / PS moves in line with rising costs / Most engineering plastics roll over / Tension eases with PA 6.6
14.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2019: Major fire in Texas hits exports / PE prices move sideways / PP falls further / PS and PVC up slightly / Engineering plastics unchanged
12.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2019: Most markets in a rollover / Producers unable to push through hikes for PE, PVC or PS / PP still weak / Engineering plastics prices stable / Increases expected in March
14.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
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
08.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2018: Downward trend affects nearly all polymers / PA 6.6 again the exception
09.01.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2018: PE weakens / PP falls sharply / PS and PVC stagnating / Engineering plastics prices erode / Only PA 6.6 still in short supply / Further reductions in December
13.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2018: Standard thermoplastics roll over / Most engineering plastics move sideways / PA 6.6 much firmer / Falling feedstock prices point to significant reductions in November
08.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2018: Import tariffs imposed by China and US distort markets / Polyolefin prices show mixed picture / Most engineering plastics roll over / Signs that tension is easing with PA 6.6
09.10.2018
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Notes on these reports
North American polymer trade in many ways reflects the way business is conducted in Europe, with most polymer prices settled in monthly contracts. The cost of larger volumes is directly negotiated between producers and processors, while smaller lots change hands in spot deals via distributors and traders (also known as the “secondary market”). The North American equivalent of Europe’s silos are “railcars”, illustrating the preference towards rail transportation.

PIE’s North American polymer price data is sourced from its US cooperation partner RTi (Fort Worth, Texas), a seasoned expert with detailed knowledge of the continent’s polymer markets. All information is based on actual transaction terms.
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