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Saudi major adopts softer pricing for May in global PP, PE markets
by Başak Ceylan
A major Saudi Arabian producer lowered PP and PE prices for African and the Middle Eastern markets, reversing a bullish trend that had been in place since the start of the year. The major producer’s offers in China were also lower in May, reflecting increasing concerns over the state of demand amid the ongoing lockdown in Shanghai...

PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PE , PP Homo , PP , SPVC

Stats: Turkey’s Q1 polymer imports up on quarter, year
by Merve Madakbaşı
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported 1,537.570 tons of polymers in total during the first quarter of 2022. The figure indicated an increase of 4.5% from the previous quarter, while it rose 7% from Q1 2021, data revealed...

Import/Export Statistics , China , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

Stats: China’s Q1 PE imports recover from a 4-year low
by Pınar Polat
Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics show that China’s cumulative PE imports in the first quarter of 2022 increased 7.3% from the previous one to reach around 3.5 million tons. Q4 2021 volume had indicated the lowest quarterly figure in the import statistics since the final quarter of 2017...

Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , PE , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP

Competition heats up in SE Asia as aggressive offers for S. Korean PP, PE re-emerge
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
Southeast Asia PP and PE markets have been steadily losing ground since late March. Aggressive offers from China and Russia were the main trigger behind this slump, while the competition is getting fierce as South Korea has also stepped up efforts to raise market share in Southeast Asia...

Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , China , PE , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , Middle East , Russia

China and SE Asia’s PP, PE markets poised for further slides in May
by Pınar Polat
Both regional and overseas suppliers have started to announce their polyolefin prices to Asia markets with decreases for May. This was no surprise as these markets turned bearish in early April mainly due to weak buying interest both in China and Southeast Asia, as well as increasing competition among several origins in Southeast Asia...

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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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