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China PE markets cautiously rebound after 5-month downtrend
by Pınar Polat
In China, import PE prices have slightly firmed up after the end of the Mid-Autumn Festival while local prices have extended their gains into the second week. This followed a downtrend that permeated the markets since April...

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

PP, PE recovery elusive yet in India but seasonal strength round the corner
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Recovery in PP and PE markets in India has stayed elusive despite expectations since last month but the approaching Oct-Dec festive season and a lengthy period of inactivity may lead to pent-up demand and prop up prices. A couple of refinery issues would also likely start crimping polyolefin supplies in India soon...

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

Turkey’s PP and PE markets track opposite directions in September
by Merve Madakbaşı
A rising tide has not lifted all the boats in Turkey’s polyolefin markets in September. PP and PE prices have moved on opposite paths so far in the midst of the prevailing supply-demand dynamics. Meanwhile, the pressure from muted end markets remains intact for both products, not to mention inflationary pressures across the board...

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

China’s PP and PE downfall continues despite reduced run rates
by Pınar Polat
In China, PP and PE prices have been on a downward trajectory since April, although output has remained curbed particularly since July amid producers’ efforts to bear the high production costs. Poor demand amid the ongoing covid restrictions as well as an uncertain economic outlook has been eclipsing the gradual decrease in local supply and weighing on spot prices...

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

STATS: China’s Jan-July PE imports lowest since 2017, exports hit fresh record high
by Merve Sezgün  and Pınar Polat
China’s cumulative PE imports in the first seven months of 2022 were 13% lower than the previous year to reach slightly more than 7.5 million tons, the lowest January-July volume since 2017. Exports, on the other hand, rose 39% on the year to 436,510 tons...

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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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