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Polymer Prices World Regions North America

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2018: China's import duties on PE take effect / PP and polyamides undergo some considerable price hikes / Current trends to continue in September
13.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2018: Calm returns to notations / Cost development largely stable / Trade war dampens consumers' mood / August likely to be largely flat month
09.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2018: PP takes another massive leap up / Prices of most other standard products stagnate / Polyamide on the move again / Strong upward pressure for PA 6.6 / Producers call for hefty hikes
10.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2018: PP trending up in radical turnaround / PE remains surprisingly stable notwithstanding historic C2 lows / PS and PVC on downtrend / Engineering plastics stable / C3 price explosion coming in June
12.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2018: PE moves sideways / PP underpinned by firm C3 spot price / PVC, PS and ABS affected by weak feedstock prices / PC and PA 6.6 firm / C2-based materials under pressure in May / C3 products firmer
10.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2018: PE remains stable / PP drops steeply in line with propylene / PVC and PS firmer / Upswing with engineering plastics slows down / PA 6.6 remains the exception / Feedstock prices fall in April
12.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2018: PE jumps up surprisingly / PP falls again / PVC and PS climb / Engineering plastics remain on upward trend / Trends to mostly continue into March
14.03.2018
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