Polyethylene

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...

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 month presented a picture of two halves – in the first, producers dominated the scene and were mostly able to push through the price increases they wanted. The further March progressed, however, the more the pendulum swung to the side of...

Polyethylene March 2024 Price Review

Even the fixing of the ethylene contract just €5 ($5.5) a tonne higher changed nothing about producers using February to improve their margins again. At...

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...

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...

Polyethylene December 2023 Price Review

The reduction of €45 ($48) a tonne in the monomer contract put pressure on polymer prices in western Europe. The fact that the supply...

Polyethylene November 2023 Price Review

After the announcement of the €65 ($70) a tonne increase in the ethylene contract in October, the course was set for producers to hike...

Polyethylene October 2023 Price Review

The production cutbacks and maintenance turnarounds in Europe have taken effect. The quantities of ethylene available on the European market declined significantly, and the...