Polymer Prices

Polyethylene November 2022 Price Review

With most types, price increases optimistically announced by producers at the beginning of October had turned in the opposite direction by the end of the month. This was due not least to a €45 ($45) a tonne drop in the October ethylene contract. As a result, producers often had to accept minor price reductions as imports exerted heavy pressure on the prices. Production cutbacks in...

Polypropylene November 2022 Price Review

In September, the market for propylene was still a tough battleground, and this led to producers slamming the brakes in October, with production cuts across the board. These, however, were not sufficient to stabilise prices noticeably. On the whole, production cuts and maintenance turnarounds reduced European trading volumes noticeably in October, though cheap imports were able to fill the gap for the most part. The...

PVC November 2022 Price Review

Even though PVC quotations fell again in October, prices remained high. Weak demand and competition from low-priced imports, especially from Asia, exerted renewed pressure...

Styrenics November 2022 Price Review

Styrenics prices dropped again in October, disregarding the slight increase in the styrene reference (up €9/t). This is because producers took the recent threatened...

PET November 2022 Price Review

In October 2022, it was no longer enough to describe the uncertainty prevailing on the European PET market as ‘almost physically palpable’ – demand...

Standard Recyclate November 2022 Price Review

In October 2022, all recyclate grades slumped further. The broad downward trend of the previous month continued unabated, which was mainly attributable to weak...

Polyethylene October 2022 Price Review

Prices continued to decline on the western European market in September. Once again, the significant fall of €120 ($116) a tonne in the ethylene...

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