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ABS , Styrene , PVC , Ethylene , Price , China , PE , PS , PP

A look back at China’s import polymer markets in Q1
by Pınar Polat
As the end of the first quarter is near, ChemOrbis data suggest that PS and ABS prices in China’s import markets are closing the period higher than the early-year-levels. The gains in the PE market were only slight while PP prices failed to firm up. The PVC market, meanwhile, is ending the quarter lower...

Europe , Northwest Europe , USA , PVC , Egypt , Asia Pacific , Price , China , Turkey , Italy

US PVC prices falter in global markets
by Başak Ceylan
Pressure has built on US PVC producers’ prices to export markets amid globally weak demand and the lack of supply issues. A major Taiwanese producer’s sharp price cuts to China and India have also dented the outlook for US PVC...

Europe , Northwest Europe , PET , Price , Paraxylene , Italy , MEG

Delayed season for PET caps bullish expectations in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, March transactions were closed slightly higher with support from upstream costs.Players shared their expectations to see fresh increases in April while the size of expected hikes is under discussion amidst the suspended pick-up in demand...

Import/Export Statistics , Europe , HDPE , USA , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , UK , PE , Italy

PE and PVC imports from US flooding Europe
by Esra Ersöz
Statistics reveal a remarkable jump in PE and PVC imports from the US to Europe in 2018. Given the new capacities coming online in the US and the changing trade routes, US cargoes are highly likely to continue finding their way to Europe in 2019 to an increasing degree, suggesting an additional pressure on Europe’s local pricing...

Price , Indonesia , PE , PP

Indonesia’s polyolefin markets sustain uptrend
by Merve Sezgün
Import and local polyolefin prices in Indonesia have witnessed a new round of increases this week, with sellers attributing the uptrend to strong crude oil futures along with expectations of an improvement in demand ahead of the Ramadan month...

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