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Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy , SPVC

PVC market up from 3-and-a-half year low in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
European PVC producers approached the market with €10/ton increases, matching half of the October ethylene hike. This pulled spot PVC prices up from multi-year lows despite tepid demand...
07-10-2019


PP Copolymer , Price , Turkey , PP Homo , PP

PP market fails to digest full hikes as activity almost grinds to a halt in Turkey
by Merve Madakbaşı
The sentiment in Turkey’s polyolefin markets shifted upwards by mid-September. Oil prices were rocked by major supply issues at Saudi Aramco, which propelled higher offers in downstream PP markets for October given lower operating rates , whereas they have proven to be unworkable recently...
04-10-2019


Price , China , Middle East , Turkey , PE , SEA & India

Middle Eastern sellers seek hikes for Oct in global PE markets
by Esra Ersöz
It came as no surprise when a Saudi major revealed its October prices with increases last week to China. This week, more suppliers from the Middle East showed up with higher prices for October both in Southeast Asia and Turkey while Chinese players are away for a week-long holiday...
03-10-2019


Price , PET , SEA & India

SEA PET market starts Q4 with further losses
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
PET prices across Southeast Asia have extended their drops into October mainly due to thin demand amid the seasonal lull, after the recovery in early September ended up being short-lived...
02-10-2019


HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , China , PE , EPS , SPVC , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

China’s polymer imports renew records in Jan-Aug despite concerns over economy, trade war
by Başak Ceylan  and Esra Ersöz
Between January and August, China’s cumulative polymer imports increased by over 13% from the same period of last year, remaining on track to hit the highest annual import volumes since ChemOrbis started collecting data in 2000...
01-10-2019


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