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ABS , HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , EPS , SPVC , Economic&Financial , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stronger USD has limited impact on Turkey’s polymer imports in Jan-Oct
Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics reveal that Turkey’s cumulative polymer imports in the first ten months of 2018 reached around four million tons. The currency effect lingered on in October, yet it has had a limited impact on the overall import figures as data indicate...
Mon Dec 03 12:00:00 EET 2018


Northwest Europe , SEA & India , USA , Price , PE , China , Italy

US PE starting to flood SEA, Europe upon closed door to China
In 2017, around 3.5 million tons of new PE capacity came online with Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil respectively having 1 million tons and 1.3 million tons of it. Accordingly in 2018, increasingly more US PE cargoes have shown up in export markets mostly at competitive prices...
Fri Nov 30 12:00:00 EET 2018


Europe , Northwest Europe , Ethylene , Price , PE , PP , Propylene , Italy

Lower costs, year end lull loom over Europe’s PP, PE markets
In Europe, buying interest towards PP and PE has visibly waned as the market is dominated by bearish expectations for the next monomer contracts. Plus, December will be a short month in terms of working days and the impending year end book closures also discourage demand...
Thu Nov 29 12:00:00 EET 2018


Price , Indonesia , PP Homo , SEA & India , PP

Import homo-PP market sinks to a year-low in Indonesia
Import homo-PP prices in Indonesia have posted a fresh round of losses as the last week of November edges to a close. Several Southeast Asian producers have already revealed lower offers to the country for December, which was not surprising according to many players...
Wed Nov 28 12:00:00 EET 2018


Asia Pacific , China , PVC , Production News

Chinese PVC market awaits capacity boost in 2018-2020
In the remainder of this year and the next two years, China is planning to add around 4.75 million tons of PVC to its domestic production capacity. On top of around 400,000 tons/year of new capacity that was started up earlier this year, three more new facilities are due to come online in December...
Tue Nov 27 12:00:00 EET 2018


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