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POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2024: Most prices remain unchanged despite firmer feedstocks and production problems / Demand weak across the board / Reduced margins for producers also expected in July
03.07.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2024: Rollover for most grades / Feedstock prices mixed / Converters still holding back on ordering / No price surges expected in June, but risk of hurricanes exists
11.06.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2024: Prices move in different directions / PP falls again / Cost situation supports prices for engineering thermoplastics / No major price jumps expected in May
08.05.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2024: Prices rise with firm energy rates / Cautious recovery in processing segments / Active hurricane season expected / Easing of feedstock costs caps expectations for April
09.04.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2024: Prices vary as feedstocks rise, demand remains subdued / Forces majeures prop up PP / Engineering thermoplastics roll over / Polymers expected to be firmer
06.03.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2024: Crackers, refineries come to a halt due to cold weather / Higher feedstock costs prevent decreases / Standard grades expected higher in February, engineering plastics to remain weak
07.02.2024
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Onset of winter cripples plants in Texas, Louisiana / Exports to Europe only affected to a small extent
18.01.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2023: Weak 2023 ends with price reductions, rollovers / Economic slowdown continues to affect demand / Falling feedstock quotations put polymers under pressure at start of 2024
09.01.2024
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2023: Rollovers, reductions prevail / Only PP moves higher / Weak orders coincide with ample supply / Year set to end on soft note
12.12.2023
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS USA
Propylene: Fire at Enterprise Products Partners' PDH plant in Texas
06.12.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2023: Rollovers predominate, only PP and PS move up / Surplus in nearly all segments / End of strike in auto industry unlikely to affect prices / Reductions expected in November / Further uncertainty due to Middle East conflict
07.11.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2023: Mixed picture for standards / Forces majeures remain for PE, PP / Car industry strike hurts ordering / Price cuts likely in October
11.10.2023
BAYSTAR
Borealis, TotalEnergies JV starts major US HDPE plant / Facility marks final step of integrated petchem project
06.10.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2023: Prices vary / Firmer styrene costs prop up PS / Hurricane Idalia has no effect on prices so far / Extent of damage to polymer production not yet clear / September likely to be generally weaker
06.09.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2023: Contracts roll over or fall further / Oversupply of engineering thermoplastics / Feedstock prices rise / Styrene increases significantly / No trend turnaround in sight
08.08.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2023: Weak market fundamentals and falling feedstock prices depress polymer markets / Producers cut back capacities
05.07.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2023: Low prices in all segments except PS / Surplus with most types / Recovery in construction and automotive without an effect on prices / Weak start to the summer season
07.06.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2023: Widespread reductions despite a few plant outages / Feedstock prices softer / Revival in demand still on hold / May prices expected to be lower across the board
10.05.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2023: Mixed price development despite subdued demand / Propylene, PP continue upward trend, PA 6 loses further ground / April expected to be generally weak
13.04.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2023: Feedstocks drive prices up for polypropylene and polystyrene / PVC rises due to exports / Tendency for surplus in all segments / March expected to be weak
08.03.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2023: Prices largely unchanged or lower / Engineering materials slump / Tornado has little impact on prices / Rebound unlikely in February
13.02.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2022: Widespread reductions / Good availability coincides with disinclination to buy / The many short-term production outages due to winter storms have little effect on prices / Weak start to the year
11.01.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2022: General market weakness pushes most prices down / Only PE, PS, engineering thermoplastics see occasional rollover / Downward pressure to remain until end of year
07.12.2022
UPDATE - POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2022: Weak demand, high stock levels put prices under pressure / Only PE moves sideways / Rising interest rates depress consumer behaviour / Further price reductions expected in November
09.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2022: Price declines for feedstocks, base polymers, compounds / Cooler economy, rising interest rates slow purchasing / More reductions in October
12.10.2022
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