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Export PET prices from China signal stabilization after 6 weeks of declines

Players in the Asian PET markets began exercising caution late last week, with several considering the possibility that the current downturn may be coming to an end after a six-week period of consecutive declines...

  • 20.08.2019

SEA PE market remains under pressure from flood of competitive US offers

Southeast Asia’s PE markets have been receiving an increasing number of US offers since China started to impose %25 tariffs on LLDPE and HDPE imports from the US in August 2018. US producers have raised their shipments to the region, particularly to Vietnam, to compensate for loss of market share in China...

  • 19.08.2019

Indonesian and Thai producers lift Sept PVC prices to SEA

The recent hike announcements came after a Taiwanese major lifted its September offers to Asia...

  • 16.08.2019

Naphtha hits lowest of 2 years in Europe, 8 months in Asia; eyes on oil

Spot naphtha prices have been falling since early July both in Asia and Europe with cumulative losses reaching 15-16%. The recent levels suggest the lowest levels of 2 years in Europe and 8 months in Asia, according to the weekly average of ChemOrbis Price Index...

  • 13.08.2019

Asia’s September PVC outlook takes shape amid dwindling supplies

While players in Asia’s PVC markets have wrapped up their August business with decreases of $30/ton, the September outlook begins to take shape in the midst of tighter supplies, currency devaluations and a few other factors that may play a role in the decision-making process of suppliers...

  • 08.08.2019

Thin demand, volatile styrene keep SE Asia PS market under pressure

Southeast Asia’s import PS market has remained on a stable to softer note as the bearish sentiment persists in the face of tepid demand and the continuing volatility in the spot styrene market...

  • 02.08.2019

Asia ABS prices soften going into August

Pressure on the market comes from a number of key developments led by lower styrene prices...

  • 24.07.2019

India initiates ADD probe on PS from six countries

Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, the UAE, and the US will be investigated for alleged dumping…

  • 18.07.2019

Operational upset at Shell’s Bukom refinery and petchem complex

The incident reportedly resulted in flaring while no injuries have been reported...

  • 15.07.2019

Swiss Omya acquires Singapore’s Trilogie Polymers

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

  • 12.07.2019

Operating conditions in ASEAN deteriorate in June

The headline PMI slipped into contraction territory...

  • 01.07.2019

Will low ABS demand in Asia outshine cost-driven hikes?

Negative margins on the side of ABS makers coupled with higher spot butadiene prices in Asia helped import prices gain ground starting from mid-June in China. Southeast Asian ABS markets, however, have been unresponsive to the recent firming mainly due to discouraging buying appetite...

  • 28.06.2019

Asian ethylene-naphtha spread at almost 7-year low

The price spread between the weekly average prices of Asian spot ethylene and naphtha has narrowed to its lowest level since 2012 this week amid 10-year-low ethylene pricing, data from ChemOrbis Price Wizard showed...

  • 25.06.2019

Japanese producer reveals July PVC prices to Asia

New offers from Japan see monthly increases of $10-40/ton...

  • 12.06.2019

ASEAN manufacturing growth hits 9-month high in May

The PMI reading was up at 50.6 owing to higher new orders and output...

  • 07.06.2019

Tightness keeps PVC sentiment firm in Asia

PVC defies the softening in other polymers across Asia...

  • 05.06.2019

Will PE supplies from China flock to SEA?

China’s continuing excess of PE supply has raised questions of whether Chinese sellers will rush to divert their allocations to export outlets, particularly to Southeast Asia, over the near term...

  • 17.05.2019

Indonesian producer lifts June PVC prices to SE Asia

Their new K67 offers indicate visible increases from May...

  • 15.05.2019

Asian PVC players hold firm expectations for June

PVC players in Asia are voicing their firm expectations regarding June by pointing to a few bullish factors . However, expected hikes are mostly limited to small amounts of up to around $30/ton...

  • 09.05.2019

ASEAN manufacturing growth at five-month high in April

The headline PMI rose from 50.3 in March to 50.4 in April…

  • 02.05.2019

TPSC Asia Pte resumes production at PS unit

Sources reported that the plant is running smoothly nowadays...

  • 30.04.2019

Thai producer announces May PVC prices to SE Asia

The producer’s new offers are down on a monthly basis...

  • 22.04.2019

TPSC Asia Pte plans PS maintenance in Singapore

100,000 tons/year unit will remain offline for 4 days…

  • 10.04.2019

Chinese PVC sellers lift offers to SEA, India following Jiangsu explosion

Acetylene-based PVC supplies have tightened since the explosion...

  • 09.04.2019

Manufacturing conditions in ASEAN improve for first time in 2019

The March PMI rose to 50.3 from 49.6 in February…

  • 01.04.2019

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