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African PE, PP markets offered mixed bag in August, Sept outlook firm
by Nada Samir
A rising tide has not lifted all the boats in Africa’s polyolefin markets during August. Nigeria has pioneered the price hikes for PP and PE prices across the region this month, although the rest of the region mostly saw rollovers or decreases amidst chronically dull downstream demand...

HDPE , Price , UAE , PE , Jordan , PP Copolymer , Lebanon , LLDPE , LDPE , Middle East , PP Homo , Saudi Arabia , PP

Mid-Eastern PP and PE markets set to follow global firming in September
by Nada Samir  and Esra Ersöz
Price declines in PP markets seem to have largely slowed and the PE markets have even moved sideways in August across the Middle East. The rebound that kicked off in Asia and Türkiye in July and extended into August appears to have helped the regional markets mostly stabilize at 3-year lows, while the upturn is expected to be reflected on the offers to the region next month...

Malaysia , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Price , Indonesia , PE , PP , Singapore

PE markets under a cloud in SE Asia as buyers resist higher prices
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Dour buyer resistance to rising prices, amid producers’ attempts to recover losses in the past months and surging feedstock costs, have led to players starting to generally express a lack of confidence in a Southeast Asian PE market uptrend that began in June...

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

PP and PE prices remain strong despite ebbing demand in Türkiye
by Merve Madakbaşı
Polyolefin markets extended their gains into August, with prices for more PP and PE grades moving above the $1000/ton CIF Türkiye threshold. Both markets bottomed out in mid-July, with reduced stocks at mainstream suppliers and an upward pressure from poor netbacks to Asian markets for certain products propelling prices higher...

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

SE Asia’s local PE markets follow imports higher, demand recovery still fragile
by Merve Sezgün
PE prices across Southeast Asia’s local markets have witnessed increases for the past four weeks, following the rising trend of imports. End-user demand in the regional countries remains unsatisfactory, yet sellers have maintained a firm stance as they still expect downstream production rates to improve during the second half of the 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 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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