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

India’s PP, PE prices rise amid squeeze in Mid-East supplies
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Earlier expectations of stronger PP and PE markets have come true in India recently, amid a procurement season in the first quarter coupled with Middle East turnarounds crimping availability of import shipments and surging freight rates. An Indian import quality certification that was put in place from early January may also tighten availabilities for import PE grades...

Price , China , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

LLDPE, HDPE closely chase each other in China, LDPE’s premium grows
by Thi Huong Nguyen
Regardless of some potential bearish factors, particularly weak supply-demand dynamics, China’s import PE prices continued to track an upturn last week, while domestic prices rebounded following a short downswing mainly due to positive cost pushes. The upward trend was further supported by a lack of offers from import sources and the strengthening of the yuan against the US dollar...

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

SE Asia’s PPH raffia premium over China increases rapidly amid freight spikes
by Merve Sezgün
According to data obtained from ChemOrbis Price Index, the gap between import homo-PP prices in Southeast Asia and China has witnessed a notable increase over the past three weeks. This surge is attributed to the ongoing freight crisis, impacting Southeast Asia more prominently than China...

Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , China , PE , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , Egypt , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , Middle East , Türkiye , PP Homo , Saudi Arabia , PP

Middle Eastern PP, PE exports hampered by freight crisis, turnarounds
by Merve Madakbaşı
Markets have seen the biggest shipping upheaval since the COVID-19 pandemic as the Red Sea unrest spoiled the industry with skyrocketing freight rates, equipment shortages, delivery delays and longer lead times. Polyolefin players have been facing significantly reduced availability from Middle Eastern producers since the second half of December, as a spate of factors has created a “perfect storm”...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PET , Italy , PET Bottle

Red Sea disruptions hit Europe’s PET suppliers; supply snarls around the corner
by Manolya Tufan
Regional PET bottle markets opened the new year with rollovers to hikes, which was due in part to the lingering holiday lull in the first week of 2024. However, the Red Sea turmoil has been keeping players vigilant as the unfolding issue has taken its toll on ocean freight rates and logistics operations, signalling impending supply snarls given the union’s dependence on imports of PET and its feedstocks...

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