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PP Copolymer , Price , China , PP Homo , PP

China’s import PP market yields to mounting trade war, weak demand
by Pınar Polat
After following a largely stable trend for the last three weeks, import homo-PP prices in China have recently retreated due to thin demand as well as the re-escalation of trade tensions with the US, which had a direct impact on the futures prices and the CNY/USD exchange rate...

HDPE , Price , UAE  , PE , Jordan , PP Copolymer , Lebanon , LLDPE , Egypt , LDPE , Middle East , PP Homo , Saudi Arabia , PP

PP, PE markets remain soft for another month in Egypt, Mid-East ahead of Eid
by Başak Ceylan
August marked the third month in a row for steady-to-soft pricing in Egypt and the Middle East. Buying interest in both regions has been sluggish amid challenging macroeconomic environment and insistently ample supply. To add to this, players have already started leaving the market for the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday, starting on August 11...

Ethylene , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PE , Italy

PE sentiment shifts on higher ethylene in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, the PE sentiment has cautiously improved following the slightly higher ethylene settlement for August. Talks of a possible firming trend started to emerge after 2 months of price declines and some PE grades dropping to their lowest levels in 10 years...

Malaysia , Philippines , HIPS , India , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Price , GPPS , Indonesia , PS , Singapore

Thin demand, volatile styrene keep SE Asia PS market under pressure
by Merve Sezgün
Southeast Asia’s import PS market has remained on a stable to softer note as the bearish sentiment persists in the face of tepid demand and the continuing volatility in the spot styrene market...

PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Turkey , PE , PP Homo , PP , SPVC

Turkey’s H1 polymer imports hit multi-year lows, PVC and HDPE lowest in almost a decade
by Merve Madakbaşı
The overall imports stood at 2,422,000 tons in the January-June period. The figure sank to the lowest level since 2016 when imports totaled 2,368,000 tons, data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics suggested. The H1 volume also dropped 7.5% when compared to the first six months of 2018...

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