Styrenics

Styrenics June 2024 Price Review

In May, declining feedstock costs ended the three-month-long upwards trend in styrenics prices. However, quotations generally did not erode as much as the styrene reference (down €111/$119/t), as suppliers were able to retain part of the cost reductions, particularly in the first half of the month. In the second half, however, discounts increasingly approached the full styrene decrease. In some cases, the prices were fixed...

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. In the case of polystyrene (PS), suppliers insisted on pricing in a large part, if not the entirety, of the increase in the styrene reference (up €44/$47/t). Demand for PS, expanded PS, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is still not getting...

Styrenics April 2024 Price Review

In March, the cost of styrene skyrocketed once more – the reference contract shot up by €222/t ($238) – fuelling another price hike for...

Styrenics March 2024 Price Review

The situation is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for styrenics processors, as skyrocketing feedstock costs are currently being made worse by poor sales volumes. In February,...

Styrenics February 2024 Price Review

Following the marginal decline in the styrene reference (down €5/$5.4/t), prices remained largely unchanged at the start of 2024. There were a couple of...

Styrenics January 2024 Price Review

Prices declined once more at the end of 2023. Contract prices for polystyrene (PS) and expanded PS more or less followed the decline in...

Styrenics December 2023 Price Review

The three-month rise in styrenics ended in November as western European prices turned lower. A significant decline in the styrene reference – down €149...

Styrenics November 2023 Price Review

The rise for styrene in October, up €60/t, fuelled further price increases in the European market. Premiums, however, did not reach the full extent...