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Price , PE , PP , Egypt

Worsening dollar shortage pushes Egypt’s local PP, PE prices to never-before-seen highs
by Nada Samir
Local polyolefin prices in Egypt have been on an intact upward trajectory since late December. The deepening foreign exchange crisis as well as restrained imports continued to buoy local prices despite below-average demand. ChemOrbis Price Index suggests new all-time highs for local PP and PE markets in Egypt...

Price , Import/Export Statistics , China , PE , USA

Stats: US PE exports hit a renewed record in 2023, sales to China boom
by Esra Ersöz
ChemOrbis Stats Wizard Pro suggests a new all time-high for US PE exports breaching the 13-million-ton threshold. Unlike previous years, when Central and South America were targeted as nearby destinations, the US strikingly boosted its PE exports to China in 2023. This is despite the fact that China continued to add a remarkable amount of new capacity last year...

Europe , Northwest Europe , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , Italy

Margin expansion targets push Italy’s PE film markets to multi-month highs
by Manolya Tufan
In Italy, PE players have been receiving February offers with sharp increases from regional producers, regardless of the marginal hike in the ethylene settlement. The absence of import sources and trimmed allocations encouraged suppliers to target margin expansion after bearing negative margins for several months. Early offers hit multi-month highs, accordingly...

PP Copolymer , India , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , PP Homo , PP

LDPE prices rise faster than other PP, PE products in India’s bullish market
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
In India, PE and PP grades have generally seen an uptrend over the last month on tighter supplies and a seasonal demand strengthening in the first quarter of the year. It is also noteworthy that LDPE prices have posted larger increases than all others...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

Headwinds await China’s PP, PE markets post-holiday period
by Thi Huong Nguyen
In China, players have left their working desks unmanned to celebrate the Lunar New Year holidays, which start later this week, leading to muted markets. Despite a further decline in demand, cost pressures and reduced import supply have lent support to suppliers across import and local polyolefin markets in the pre-holiday week...

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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 Türkiye, 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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