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Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PS , Styrene , Italy

Is European PS market on brink of a softer trend?
by Manolya Tufan
Heading towards October, players reported that the increasing trend in Europe’s PS markets is set to lose steam after 2 months of price hikes. According to some, even rollovers to slight decreases may ensue considering the supply-demand conditions...

SEA & India , HDPE , USA , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , Turkey , PE

US PE sees hike attempts in SEA, Turkey; players remain wary
by Merve Madakbaşı  and Esra Ersöz
Price increases started to be sought for October PE offers for US cargoes in Southeast Asia and Turkey, prompted by supply constraints in the Middle East and rising ethylene in the US. Players confirmed receiving higher US offers while some voiced their skepticism regarding the workability of the recent price levels...

Price , China , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

Will China PE market sustain its firm footing after Golden Week?
by Merve Sezgün
Chinese players will be away from the market for the week-long National Day holiday starting this weekend. Ahead of this break, the import PE market rebounded from its 10-year low as Middle Eastern suppliers lifted their offers in the aftermath of attacks on Aramco...

Ethylene , Asia Pacific , Price , USA

Spot ethylene markets move in opposite directions in Asia, US
by Pınar Polat
Spot ethylene prices have been following different paths recently. Prices in Asia are losing ground on fading demand prior to the Golden Week while they remain on an uptrend in the US with support from several short-lived outages due to the tropical depression Imelda...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , GPPS , PE , EPS , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , LDPE , PET Bottle , PP Homo , PET Film , PS , PP

Italy’s polymer imports march to record highs in H1
by Başak Ceylan  and Esra Ersöz
During the January-June period, the overall polymer imports reached more than 2.8 million tons in Italy. With an increase of nearly 5% over the same period of last year, the latest figures marked the highest first-half record since 2000, according to data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics...

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