Polyethylene

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...

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 the extremely weak demand, many producers consented very quickly to price cuts that were slightly larger than the monomer reduction. Pressure on demand came not only from the general economic lull, but also from the short production month and the efforts...

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...

Polyethylene September 2023 Price Review

Despite the rollover with the ethylene feedstock, initial offers in August from European producers were for increases around the €100 ($107) per tonne mark....

Polyethylene August 2023 Price Review

In the case of most PE materials, producers had to bite the bullet in July and yield to converters’ pressure by granting them reductions...

Polyethylene July 2023 Price Review

The price of ethylene feedstock fell by €80 ($88) per tonne in June. In the case of PE, this prompted triple-digit price reductions across...