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POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2021: Notations race from one high to the next / Product shortages everywhere / Numerous forces majeures still in place / Benzene price gives reason for hope / Only PS situation likely to improve in June
09.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2021: Mammoth price increases dominate the picture / Converters despair over record costs / Benzene price explodes / High costs and low inventories point to new record demands for May
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2021: Prices race from one high to the next / Shortage of material leads to stoppages in processing / Slight easing of the situation with PP / Further increases on the cards for April
09.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2021: Dramatic shortages spark price explosion / Winter storms on Gulf of Mexico bring production to standstill / Producers often unable to meet demand / Relief unlikely
10.03.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS USA
Slow restart of polymer production / Problems from frost damage, shortage of spare parts and supply-chain failures
26.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2021: Unceasing upward movement in all segments / Rising feedstock prices and supply bottlenecks reinforce the trend / Slight easing of the situation expected in February
10.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2020: High feedstock prices, tight supply situation and recovery tendency in plastics processing combine to drive up prices / Significant increases with few exceptions / Tension unlikely to ease
13.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2020: Prices stable to firmer / PE and PVC cool down / PP still rising / High feedstock costs push up styrenics / Further increases expected
15.12.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2020: Prices ease except for PVC and ABS / Production recovers from hurricane damage / Widespread inventory-building / Little fresh stimulus expected in November
12.11.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2020: Price explosion in polyolefins, PVC, ABS and PA 6 / Hurricanes drive up prices / PS, PC and PA 6.6 more relaxed / Situation expected to calm down in October with the exception of PE
15.10.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2020: Season's first hurricane triggers pronounced hikes for polyolefins and PVC / Engineering plastics predominantly firmer / Restart of polymer production will determine September prices
15.09.2020
USA
Chemicals and plastics production mostly not directly affected by Hurricane “Laura” / Nevertheless severe capacity losses / Infrastructure damage leads to numerous forces majeures
03.09.2020
USA
Hurricane Laura hits the coast of Louisiana / Large parts of polymer production and petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast are paralysed / Prices gain momentum
28.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2020: Significant rise for polyolefins / PVC and PS also see strong increases / Engineering plastics move sideways / Fragile recovery in domestic demand / Mixed picture in August
17.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2020: Export business props up PP prices / PP and PVC bottom out / Engineering plastics tread water / Higher feedstock prices / Uncertainty in July in view of infection developments
14.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2020: Polyolefin price slide comes to a halt / PVC could bottom out / Output reductions take effect / Demand subdued despite easing of lockdown / Turnaround in June unlikely
16.06.2020
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
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