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STATS: China’s H1 polymer imports lowest since 2017, exports at a record-high
by Manolya Tufan  and Esra Ersöz
According to ChemOrbis Stats Wizard, China’s cumulative polymer imports in the first half of 2022 posted a yearly decrease of 14% to be reported at about 9.6 million tons, the lowest H1 volume since 2017. Exports, on the other hand, rose 26% on year to hit an all-time-high of 4.8 million tons...

Malaysia , India , Price , China , Taiwan , Singapore , Philippines , South Korea , PET , SEA & India , Thailand , PET Bottle , Vietnam , Indonesia

Falling costs push Asian PET markets down from multi-year highs
by Merve Sezgün
PET bottle prices in Asia hit three-and-a-half year highs two weeks ago on the back of cost support and improving export demand. However, prices have started to soften since last week given the falls in upstream markets and weakened spot buying amid fresh Covid fears in China...

Europe , Northwest Europe , PET , SEA & India , PET Bottle , Asia Pacific , Price , China , Türkiye , Italy

Global PET markets rely on costs, seasonal activity
by Manolya Tufan
Spot PET bottle prices across global markets followed a stable to firmer trend over the past week. After lagging behind seasonal expectations, demand has shown signs of recovery in major markets. This along with surging feedstock prices provided sellers with the leverage to issue slight hikes...

Malaysia , India , Price , China , Singapore , MEG , Philippines , PTA , South Korea , PET , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Indonesia , Paraxylene

Lackluster demand, lower oil prices dominate Asia PET markets
by Pınar Polat
In Asia, PET suppliers have approached regional markets with stable to softer pricing for the third steady week, with pressure from weak demand conditions, low upstream prices, as well as continuing volatility in the energy markets...

PET Textile , Price , Türkiye , PET , PET Bottle

Turkey’s PET markets weaken as cautious demand outweighs tightness
by Merve Madakbaşı
PET bottle and textile chip prices in Turkey reversed course in the second half of March as thin buying interest loomed over the markets and dragged offers slightly lower. Previously, prices were mostly on an uptrend since the beginning of 2022 on the strength of rising oil futures and limited availability...

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About ChemOrbis PET prices and Plastic News

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is formed by polymerization of PTA and MEG feedstocks. While PTA is produced from PX (paraxylene), MEG is produced from ethylene. Therefore, when examining PET production costs, PX and ethylene should also be taken into consideration besides PTA and MEG.

There are three types of PET: bottle, textile and film. PET bottle grade is used in transparent plastic bottles that are frequently used in daily life. As can be deduced from its name, PET textile chips are used in the textile field, while PET film is used in packaging. In terms of global consumption, PET bottle grade is more commonly used than PET textile. POY, on the other hand, is a partially oriented yarn and it is a semi-finished product that corresponds to the next stage of textile chips.

Looking at the top PET suppliers on a country-based breakdown, China is by far the most important seller of PET bottle grade. China, which is self-sufficient in meeting its domestic demand and a net exporter thanks to its huge PET capacities, realizes more than 30% of the global PET trade. China is then followed by Taiwan and India. The USA, Japan and Italy are among the top three PET buyers, respectively. However, these countries' import purchases are relatively limited.

ChemOrbis Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 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 PET facilities.


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