Polymer Prices

Polyethylene February 2024 Price Review

Many January price agreements in Europe followed the ethylene rollover. Even in the second half of the month there was seldom any increase in the volume of orders. A large number of producers closed their order books early hoping for increases in February. Most European production plants are still operating with reduced output. Because of the unrest in the Red Sea, imports were delayed...

Polypropylene February 2024 Price Review

Following the rollover for propylene, the prices for PP also only changed slightly in January. Attempts by suppliers to impose surcharges generally failed due to weak demand. The situation is changing, however, because several producers imposed order freezes in January to influence the market structure in their favour. The turbulence in the Red Sea plays into their hands, as imports likely will be delayed and...

PVC February 2024 Price Review

The downward trend in PVC prices came to an end in January. Following the rollover for feedstock ethylene, negotiations for the base product frequently...

Styrenics February 2024 Price Review

Following the marginal decline in the styrene reference (down €5/$5.4/t), prices remained largely unchanged at the start of 2024. There were a couple of...

PET February 2024 Price Review

While slight reductions in the European PET market were still possible at the start of the month, the situation changed rapidly with the escalation...

Standard recyclate February 2024 Price Review

Despite another month of substantially weak demand, recyclers were able to keep prices mostly stable in January. The first stock replenishments by processors helped...

Polyethylene January 2024 Price Review

In December 2023, PE prices fell further in the slipstream of the €30 ($33) per tonne reduction in the ethylene reference. In view of...

Polypropylene January 2024 Price Review

In view of extremely weak demand and in particular the continued downslide in spot prices, producers barely spoke of the €30 ($33) per tonne...