Polymer Prices

Polyethylene May 2024 Price Review

Calls by some suppliers for price increases above the €40 ($43) a tonne rise in the cost of the monomer were in most cases rejected by converters without argument. After all, demand also remained weak in April, and supply was additionally boosted by imports. As a result, prices for the readily available commodities increased only slightly. Specialities did not go along with this trend to...

Polypropylene May 2024 Price Review

In April, weak demand and a better supply situation due to imports thwarted suppliers, which wanted to fully factor in the recent increase in the propylene reference price (up €45/$48/t). To place volumes onto the market, they had to cut back on mark-up amounts and, in some cases, previous month’s prices were simply carried forward. There was less pressure on specialities from European production...

PVC May 2024 Price Review

European PVC prices ticked slightly higher for the second month in a row. Most agreements passed on half the cost of the ethylene contract....

Styrenics May 2024 Price Review

In April, styrenics prices trended upwards for the third month in a row, albeit not quite as strongly as in the two previous months....

PET May 2024 Price Review

After the turbulence of the previous two months, the European PET market shook itself to rights again somewhat in April. With stagnating feedstock costs,...

Standard Recyclate May 2024 Price Review

The recyclers’ most pressing problem is slack demand, as has been the case for some time. It is still evident that recyclates gain favour with...

Polyethylene April 2024 Price Review

The €30 ($32) a tonne rise in the ethylene contract in March led to most prices rising by significantly more than the monomer. The...

Polypropylene April 2024 Price Review

The propylene contract closing €35/t ($37) higher was an initial indication of further price increases for the polymer. In view of the tight supply...