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Economic&Financial , Europe , Crude oil , Freight , Northwest Europe , USA , Africa , Egypt , America

Suez Canal blockage: Global shipping faces another challenge
by Elif Uslu  and Başak Ceylan
A massive container ship ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal on Tuesday, March 23, blocking the maritime traffic in the world's key shipping waterway in both directions. As efforts to dislodge the ship are taking longer than initially expected, players are now questioning the possible impacts of the situation on polymers markets and the global shipping industry...

PP Copolymer , Vietnam , Price , China , Turkey , PP Homo , PP

Aggressive PP offers from China continue to find way to Turkey, Vietnam
by Merve Sezgün
Chinese PP producers have ramped up exports since January amid a combination of moderate demand at home and higher netbacks achievable in several outlets. Their competitive offers continue to find their way to Turkey and Vietnam this week...

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

Stats: China’s total PE imports in Jan-Feb hit fresh record high
by Pınar Polat
China’s PE imports hit a fresh record high in January and February, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. The customs office combined data for the first two months of the year to account for the distortions of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, which this year was in mid-February...

Vietnam , Price , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC

PVC buyers’ resistance to sharp April hikes grows in SE Asia
by Abdul Hadhi
While tight PVC supply has prompted significant price hikes, industry players in Southeast Asia are increasingly worried about the acceptability of sharply higher April offers amid growing resistance from end-product manufacturers across the region...

ABS , Europe , HIPS , Northwest Europe , Price , GPPS , PS , Italy

European PS sentiment cools off on styrene correction; ABS remains unfazed
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, PS sentiment appears to have turned cautious as players moved to the sidelines on the back of steep corrections on styrene monomer. Still, ABS players have remained unfazed by the upstream volatility, with the support from supply-demand dynamics...

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