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PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , Türkiye , PE , PP Homo , PP

Turkish PP, PE players hold weak expectations for April as slow demand outweighs costs
by Merve Madakbaşı
Polyolefin markets are set to end March on a soft note in Türkiye, with buyers sticking to the sidelines amid muted derivative orders. Most players project softer PP and PE prices for next month, blaming a weak demand outlook and a potential relief in supply, not to mention the impact of the nearing holiday...
22-03-2024


Europe , Northwest Europe , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , Italy

PE offers revised down on weakening buying interest in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, PE sellers yielded to the pressure from deteriorating demand conditions heading towards April. After revealing initial March offers with increases beyond costs in an attempt to recover their margins, regional sellers failed to achieve smooth sales. This was because buyers held back on fresh purchases, citing their existing stocks and subdued downstream consumption...
21-03-2024


Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore , SPVC

Taiwanese major’s April PVC offers get lukewarm response from Asian players
by Thi Huong Nguyen
The latest hikes in Asian PVC benchmark pricing by a major Taiwanese producer have caught market players by surprise, since expectations mostly called for rollovers to slight decreases due to unfavorable market conditions. Therefore, the April offers have seen a lack of enthusiasm from regional players so far, regardless of a potential shortage of ethylene supply and surging energy markets...
20-03-2024


Malaysia , India , Price , China , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP

Asian PP markets stuck amid buyer-seller tug of war; can latest oil surge dispel uncertainty?
by Elif Sevde Yalçın  and Merve Sezgün
Import homo-PP prices in China and Southeast Asia have sustained a stable to firmer trajectory since around the second half of December, supported by high feedstock and freight costs, coupled with tighter Middle Eastern supplies. However, both markets have remained largely stable recently, stuck between sellers’ firm stance and buyers’ stiff resistance...
19-03-2024


PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , Production News , LDPE , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

Will Q2 turnarounds mitigate oversupply in China’s PP, PE markets?
by Merve Sezgün
China's PP and PE markets are poised to undergo a busy maintenance schedule during the second quarter of 2024, which could potentially counterbalance the existing oversupply situation amidst a lack of substantial recovery in demand. This coupled with increased export activity, particularly for PP, has bolstered sellers’ optimism, suggesting potential market support in the coming quarter despite persistent demand challenges...
18-03-2024


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