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Price , Türkiye , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

Türkiye’s PE market up in Sept as limited quotas offset muted demand
by Merve Madakbaşı
PE suppliers started to seek monthly PE increases over the past week, relying on limited allocations from the Middle East. Climbing crude oil prices driven by extended output cuts from Saudi Arabia and Russia also underpinned sellers’ hike requests. Yet, subdued buying interest capped more significant hikes...

Import/Export Statistics , China , PE , HDPE

Stats: US boosts HDPE market share in China, Saudi's sales slump sharply
by Merve Sezgün  and Esra Ersöz
The January-July data for China’s HDPE imports suggest that the list of the country’s top suppliers is set to alter in 2023, as the United States has significantly increased its presence in the Chinese market. Although Saudi Arabia remains as the top supplier, the slump in its market share in China appears to have deepened so far this year...

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

Stats: India's H1 PP imports jump, PE and PVC imports skyrocket
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
Following an already-record-breaking year of 2022, 2023 seems set for a renewed all-time high for PE, PP and PVC imports in India. According to ChemOrbis Stats Wizard, India saw a precipitous climb in PE and PVC imports in the first half of this year while PP imports had a relatively smaller increase. Recent data also suggest that PE imports of India have even outpaced Türkiye, which was traditionally the second largest PE buyer of the world...

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

Stats: Türkiye’s July polymer imports hit highest in over 2 decades; PP, PVC and PE see solid gains
by Merve Madakbaşı
Total polymer imports neared 625,000 tons in July, indicating an increase of 39% on the month and %49 on the year. This volume pointed to the highest monthly figure since ChemOrbis started to track import statistics in 2002. Swiftly higher volumes in PP, PVC, and PE imports made a solid contribution to the numbers...

Price , China , PE , PP

Players differ in state of demand in China’s PP, PE markets
by Thi Huong Nguyen
China’s polyolefin markets have remained firm since the beginning of July in light of some supportive catalysts, including firm upstream and futures values. When it comes to demand, on the other hand, there have been some different voices with some players underlining slightly better demand while others specifying that the recovery is still slow to provide long-term support to the markets...

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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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