Polyethylene

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...

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 reference price pointed the way. On the other hand, the cutbacks in output implemented by producers are already having an effect on many materials. Despite the sluggish demand, producers were able to factor in at least part of their increased energy...

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...

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