Polymer Prices

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...

Polypropylene April 2024 Price Review

The propylene contract closing €35/t ($37) higher was an initial indication of further price increases for the polymer. In view of the tight supply situation, agreements in the first half of the month were often concluded with additional margin shares. However, the demands of producers for triple-digit price increases could not be accommodated on the market. The supply situation is expected to improve in the...

PVC April 2024 Price Review

Once again, it was the feedstock that set the direction. The €30/t increase in the ethylene contract formed the basis for a large number...

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...

PET April 2024 Price Review

The European PET market went through two distinct phases in March 2024. Early transactions were fixed at a rollover in most cases. When it...

Standard Recyclate April 2024 Price Review

European recyclers were able to enforce higher prices for almost all standard recyclates in March 2024. Once more, they took advantage of the ongoing...

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...

Polypropylene March 2024 Price Review

The propylene increase (up by €15/$16/t) was only relevant for monomer formula contracts. In all other negotiations, significantly higher price hikes were achieved. Producers were...