Polyethylene

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...

Polyethylene August 2022 Price Review

Who would have thought it? July was the month of the summertime blues, but at the same time, it proved to be a month of ‘special offers’ – in many respects. Although the cost of the monomer fell €100 ($102) a tonne, the price of most types of PE dropped even more. In fact, the price range was enormous. The continuing weak demand, plus...

Polyethylene July 2022 Price Review

The European market was processor-friendly in June, and that covered low-density films as well as rigid. Although there was a rollover for the ethylene...

Polyethylene May 2022 Price Review

The rise of €230 ($242) a tonne in the April ethylene contract dictated the route taken by LDPE films: prices namely climbed across the...

Polyethylene March 2022 Price Review

The generally sluggish demand in February thwarted PE producers’ plans to hike their prices following the rise of €67.50 ($74) a tonne in the...

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