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India’s PP, PE trading hits impasse amid high costs, weak demand
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
A double whammy of high costs and weak demand has hit sentiment in the Indian PE and PP markets, traders said...

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

PE sentiment softens on flagging demand, lower costs in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
European PE markets are unlikely to extend gains into May after reversing the course as of March. Stable to softer expectations gained prominence in regional PE markets given flagging demand and lower upstream costs...

Algeria , Kenya , Africa , Price , PE , Nigeria , Morocco , Tunisia , PP

African PP, PE markets surge but demand unresponsive in April
by Başak Ceylan
African polyolefin markets saw triple-digit price increases in April, largely as a result of tightening supplies across the region and higher manufacturing costs. Although most sellers stood firm on higher offers to recover margins, some showed more flexibility in their negotiations as weaker-than-usual demand took a toll on trading...

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

Europe’s PP, PE, PVC markets hit record highs, arbitrage window wide open
by Manolya Tufan
Massive April increases pushed Europe’s PE, PP and PVC markets to fresh all-time highs, widening the arbitrage window to the bloc further. Europe has been the highest priced region across the board for a long time now as logistics snarls prevented arbitrage opportunities and added to the price rally as a result of curbed import flow...

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

China’s PP, PE markets in flux amid renewed supply chain disruptions, depressed demand
by Başak Ceylan  and Pınar Polat
China has been battling its most widespread outbreak since the initial peak of the pandemic in early 2020. With nearly 25 million residents confined to their homes, the lockdown in the country's biggest city Shanghai is once again threatening to disrupt global supply chains with further delays, logjams and higher freight rates...

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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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