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PP buying interest picks up on low stocks in Turkey


Players in Turkey have recently started to report a pick-up in buying interest in the PP market, particularly for homo PP, after months of stagnant trading activities in the midst of steadily falling prices. Low stock levels on the buyers’ side mainly prompted the buying interest as they had avoided building stocks owing to...


News Stories

Chinese PP producer plans to start exporting in 2016-17


A source from a Chinese PP producer reported that they are planning to start offering to the export market in 2016 or 2017...

Egyptian PP producer issues September raffia prices


Egypt’s local PP producer EPPC issued their new September levels with decreases from August. Now, the producer’s new levels stand at $...

Major Saudi producer responds to weak market conditions in Egypt


In Egypt, a major Saudi Arabian producer had initially approached the Egyptian market with up to $...

European PS prices for September emerge in Turkey


Traders in Turkey are reporting new September PS offers from Europe with decreases when compared to early August...

IMF head: global growth weaker than expected


According to media reports, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) head Christine Lagarde reported that global growth will be weaker than their previous expectations amidst...

Boston FED president Rosengren favors gradual rate increase


According to media reports, the head of the Boston branch of the Federal Reserve, Eric S. Rosengren, reported that the exact time when the US Federal Reserve (FED) will increase interest rates is uncertain while adding that he thinks that rate increases should be gradual...

Local PVC prices for Sept announced lower in Thailand


A distributor reported that local PVC prices for September have surfaced with decreases in Thailand. He blamed...

Upcoming PVC shutdowns in Asia


According to market sources, three Asian PVC producers are planning to shut their plants for maintenance in the September- October period...

US Aug manufacturing grows at slowest pace in two years


According to data from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), manufacturing activities in the US expanded at the slowest pace seen since May 2013 in August...

August ethylene contracts start to settle in US


According to market sources, August ethylene contracts are starting to settle in the US...

Mitsubishi Chemical Indonesia PT plans PET turnaround


According to a source close to the company, Mitsubishi Chemical Indonesia PT is planning to shut its PET plant between...

Dalian Futures Market: PP, LLDPE, PVC


Dalian Futures Market: PP, LLDPE, PVC...

October Brent crude fell $4.59 to $49.56/bbl Tuesday


October Brent crude fell $4.59 to $49.56/bbl Tuesday...

NYMEX October crude fell $3.79 to $45.41/bbl Tuesday


NYMEX October crude fell $3.79 to $45.41/bbl Tuesday...

Shell lifts FM on styrene output from Scotford, Canada


According to market sources, Shell Chemicals has lifted a force majeure on styrene supply from its Scotford manufacturing facility in Alberta, Canada...


Weekly Analysis


PP prices break below $1000/ton in China

Import PP prices dropped below the $1000/ton threshold this week in the face of persistently sluggish demand and weaker upstream costs. Import homo-PP injection and raffia prices plunged $...

SEA & India

PP prices record steep declines in SEA

PP prices continued to lose ground on the back of slower than anticipated regional economic growth along with weaker upstream costs. Import homo-PP injection and raffia prices came down $...


PP prices overthrown moving into Sept

PP prices saw steep decreases similar to other global markets. Limitation talks for prompt availability are overshadowed by the crashing upstream chain...


Lower PP prices awaited for September

August PP deals are being wrapped up lower this week and bearish September expectations have been confirmed by the propylene contracts...


Middle Eastern PP prices start to surface in Egypt

Middle Eastern producers had started to adjust down their August prices last week amidst buyers’ resistance towards their offers. Overall Middle Eastern PP raffia offers...

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