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Upsurge continues to wreak havoc on Turkey’s PP, PE markets
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkey’s import polyolefin markets have seen no respite from abrupt increases, with PP continuing to take the lead. Short supplies spurred price inquiries as global production hiccups coupled with rising upstream costs kept March expectations bullish. Yet, the never-before-seen levels kept players on their toes and caused some buyers to idle operations...

Price , China , PE , PP

China PP, PE markets join global rally after Lunar New Year holiday
by Pınar Polat
During China’s week-long absence due to the Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February, the tightness-driven hikes in global PP and PE markets were reinforced by higher energy values as well as winter-related supply disruptions in the US Gulf...

Malaysia , India , Northwest Europe , HDPE , Mexico , USA , Price , PE , Singapore , SPVC , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , Egypt , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , Turkey , America , PP Homo , PP

PE, PP and PVC supply crunch exacerbated on US absence, traditional trade flows upended
by Başak Ceylan  and Esra Ersöz
The US polymer exports faced serious challenges in the last quarter of 2020, largely as a result of multiple shutdowns and force majeure declarations that followed the most active hurricane season since 2017. Reduced production and shipping difficulties have impacted the competitiveness of US exports in global markets...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PE , PP , Italy

European PP, PE markets set for 5th bullish month as shortage bites
by Manolya Tufan
European PP and PE markets are on the verge of posting supply-driven increases moving into March, which would mark the 5th straight month of hikes. The bullish rally, which gained momentum from January onwards, is not expected to take a breather as another round of 3-digits hikes are awaited...

Malaysia , India , Northwest Europe , HDPE , Price , China , PE , Singapore , Italy , Philippines , PP Copolymer , Europe , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , Turkey , PP Homo , PP

Polymer markets face one of most chaotic times
by Merve Sezgün
Global polymer markets have been grappling with a dearth of supply since early Q4. Planned and unplanned shutdowns coupled with a deepening shipping crisis in the aftermath of an unexpected surge in demand have contributed to rapid price hikes in major regions. Prices for PP, PE, and PVC have more than doubled from the middle of last year...

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About ChemOrbis Polyethylene (PE) prices and Plastics News

Polyethylene (PE) is a product group produced by the conversion of ethylene monomer through a process of polymerization. Polyethylene (PE) is the world's most common plastic in use today. It is divided into three groups: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is used in greenhouse covering materials, stretch and shrink films while Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is mostly used in packaging and plastic bags. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), on the other hand, is further divided into film, injection, blow molding and pipe grades and it is used in a variety of products and applications. HDPE film is used in the manufacture of bags and HDPE injection is used in the manufacture of fruit crates. HDPE blow molding is used in the manufacture of cleaning and cosmetic bottles while HDPE pipe is used in infrastructure applications.

When looked at the most important buyer and supplier countries in the Polyethylene (PE) market, the USA tops the list of net PE exporters as it accounts for over 20% of the world’s total PE exports. Although far behind the USA’s share, Singapore, Canada and Belgium follow in the list. China yet again ranks as the biggest importer, accounting for more than 30% of the world’s total PE imports as of 2020. China is followed by relatively smaller markets, such as Turkey, Italy and Vietnam.

ChemOrbis Polyethylene (PE ) prices and Plastics News section contain information on the market trends, as well as supply-demand factors and production costs that determine the pricing, statistics on imports and exports, along with maintenance shutdowns, restarts, and new capacities related to PE facilities.


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