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

SE Asia PP, PE markets succumb to renewed demand pressure, all eyes on China’s return
by Pınar Polat
Having edged up by mid-September with support from tighter availability after a 6-month downturn, import PP and PE markets across Southeast Asia turned stable to soft again this past week. This is because demand has regained prominance amid the absence of China, who is returning from a week-long National Day holiday today...

PP Copolymer , Europe , Northwest Europe , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , PP Homo , PP , Italy

Europe PP, PE producers gripped by cost burden and demand slump
by Manolya Tufan
As players leave behind a month of sharp drops, they are discussing how things will evolve in October amid spiking energy costs, recession fears and lower monomer contracts. The majority of players have started to put forward that PP and PE markets have bottomed out in September...

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

Nascent PE price increases may face demand obstacle in SE Asia
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Last week’s price increases in Southeast Asia’s import PE markets may be headed towards a hindrance in the form of buyer resistance as demand remains weak...

HDPE , Africa , Price , PE , Jordan , PP Copolymer , Lebanon , LLDPE , Egypt , LDPE , Middle East , PP Homo , PP

Saudi major revises down Sept PP, PE offers in East Med, Egypt
by Başak Ceylan
Polyolefin markets in East Mediterranean and Egypt have witnessed a new round of price cuts from a major Saudi producer, largely as a result of diminished end-product demand that took a hit from severe economic challenges and inflation concerns...

PP Copolymer , Europe , Northwest Europe , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , PP Homo , PP , Italy

European PP, PE lose premium over global markets, what lies ahead?
by Manolya Tufan
Regional PP and PE markets have been trading at a historic premium over other global markets including China, Southeast Asia and Turkey since H2 2021. However, Europe’s premium over these markets has visibly narrowed as polyolefin markets have seen strong drops in the past 5 months in line with the global downtrend...

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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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