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New coal based capacities putting pressure on China’s PP market


Players in China report that the PP market is facing some downward pressure these days owing to the start up of some new coal based capacities as well as softer upstream markets and stagnant demand…


News Stories

Taiwanese producer concludes PVC deals in India


According to distributors in India, a major Taiwanese producer is concluding PVC deals at levels...

Thai producer sells HDPE b/m with discount in Vietnam


A source from a Thai producer reported that they concluded some HDPE blow moulding deals with a discount of $...

European Plasticizers Update


In Italy, the plasticizers market is posting decreases this month after the August business was wrapped up mainly with rollovers...

China’s Sanyuan starts propylene production at new PDH plant


China’s Sanyuan Petrochemical has reportedly started producing chemical grade propylene at their new PDH plant in...

Chinese PET producer lowers local, export prices


A Chinese producer reported that they revised their export and local PET prices downward compared to last week in the face of...

India’s JBF to launch second PET line in Belgium


India’s JBF Industries is planning to start up their second PET line in Geel, Belgium, at the end of September...

Turkey’s vehicle registrations down on year in July


According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute, motor vehicle registrations in Turkey retreated...

Import LLDPE prices trade at discount to ethylene in China


Import LLDPE film prices are currently trading at a discount relative to spot ethylene prices in China as...

Dalian Futures Market: PP, LLDPE, PVC


January LLDPE futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange closed...

November Brent crude fell 22 cents to $98.83/bbl Wednesday


November Brent crude fell 22 cents to $98.83/bbl Wednesday...

NYMEX Oct crude fell 50 cents to $94.38/bbl Wednesday


NYMEX Oct crude fell 50 cents to $94.38/bbl Wednesday...

China adds stimulus to support economy


The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) provided CNY500 billion ($81.4 billion) of liquidity to the country’s five biggest banks as the government increases stimulus in order to...

European PX contract settles for August, September


Settlements for the August and September PX contracts were reported from Europe...

Southeast Asian producer express lower PP, PE sell ideas for Oct


A source at a Southeast Asian producer has expressed their PP and PE sell ideas to the regional market with $20/ton decreases for the coming month...

China’s Jin Niu shuts PVC plant on thin demand


China’s Jin Niu, an ethylene-based PVC producer, has shut their plant due to sluggish demand...


Weekly Analysis


Local PP prices soften as more coal based capacities arrive

Domestic PP prices came down on the week as lackluster demand along with softer feedstock costs and the recent start-up of several new coal-based capacities maintained downward pressure on prices...

SEA & India

PP buyers seeking price relief

Activity in the PP market is limited as buyers are expecting some price relief based on softer upstream costs and the emergence of new coal based capacities in China...


Players: Will pressure from Europe on Turkey’s PP market ease?

PP prices continued to decline moving into the second half of September. Petkim issued two consecutive decreases over the week, which totaled $...


Will steady propylene reverse PP sentiment in October?

Decreases matching the propylene contract drop are passing on September deals in the PP market. Supply is still...


More import PP deals emerge with discounts

Overall demand remains stagnant ahead of the approaching Eid holiday while players comment that local supply levels are comfortable, especially for raffia. Weak demand coupled with...

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