Polymer Prices

Polyethylene September 2022 Price Review

With demand continuing to fall and at best remaining stable, price reductions were seen for all PE types covered by this report. In the vast majority of cases, they were between €100 ($100) a tonne and €150/t ($151). At the same time, European producers cut output substantially, but their intention to adjust supply to demand and thus perhaps prop up quotations was thwarted by...

Polypropylene September 2022 Price Review

Little or nothing has changed since the previous month. Producers are still faced with very high fixed costs for production. Numerous converters are therefore being offered the opportunity to withdraw from their contract agreements. For the producers, this gives them the advantage of shutting down entire production sites as far as possible and running their remaining plants at full capacity. All in all, the...

PVC September 2022 Price Review

The price drop for base material clearly exceeded the pro-rata reduction for the cost of ethylene. Less expensive base PVC coupled with weak demand...

Styrenics September 2022 Price Review

After the €509/t ($512) crash of the styrene reference, it was already clear in early August that prices for styrenics would follow. The discounts...

PET September 2022 Price Review

The turbulence that has prevailed on the European PET market so far this year continued on into August. European producers started the month expecting...

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