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Stats: China’s Jan-May PPH exports fall 25%, imports slightly up
by Merve Sezgün
China’s homo-PP exports performed well in Q1, with a 12% increase on year and a significant rise of 94% from the previous quarter. Data for April and May, however, came in lower and led to a visible decrease in the total PPH exports for the first five months of the year. As for the imports, the Jan-May data showed a slight increase, which came as a little bit of a surprise...

Kenya , HDPE , Africa , Price , PE , Nigeria , Tunisia , PP Copolymer , Algeria , LLDPE , LDPE , PP Homo , Morocco , PP

African PP, PE markets end June at near 3-year lows
by Nada Samir
African PP and PE markets continued to follow a downward trajectory in June, marking the third month of slump. Suppliers have conceded this month to the mounting pressure from severe demand concerns and bearish sentiment in other global markets. Generally, current prices imply the lowest levels seen since November 2020, according to ChemOrbis Price Index...

Europe , Northwest Europe , Production News , Price , PE , PP , Italy

European PP, PE prices plummet; producers go for deeper run rate cuts
by Manolya Tufan
Regional polyolefin producers are preparing to cut run rates at their plants further during summer period in an effort to keep domestic supply at reduced levels and balance weak demand, while spot prices have dipped to their multi-year lows. Even though production rates have been already trimmed since mid-2022, the market is flush with supply due to a significant demand destruction...

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

PE sellers attempt price hikes after 4 months in China: Is it the start of a recovery or a dead-cat bounce?
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
Import PE markets in China were on a downward trend since early March, dragged down to around three-year lows up until last week. As sellers looked for signs of market bottom over the past week, spot prices have moved slightly upwards this week with price hike attempts seen for the first time since late Q1, although big questions lurk behind this very recent rebound...

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

Mid-Eastern PP, PE markets plunge in June, nearing 3-year lows
by Nada Samir  and Esra Ersöz
In the Middle Eastern polyolefin markets, offers for June have been announced with sharp price decreases as compared to May. PP and PE prices in the UAE, Lebanon and Jordan have seen their lowest since late 2020 amidst dampened demand. Meanwhile, most players see further demand weakness given the approaching Hajj season...

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About ChemOrbis Polypropylene (PP) prices and Plastics News

Polypropylene (PP) is a product group produced by the conversion of propylene monomer through a process of polymerization. Polypropylene (PP) is the world's second largest polymer in terms of consumption. There are two main types of PP: Homo-PP and PP Copolymer.

Homo-PP (PPH) is further divided into various grades, such as raffia, injection, fiber, film, BOPP and non-woven. Homo-PP is used in various applications, such as sacks, gift wraps, carpet yarns, kitchenware, automotive parts, food packaging, sanitary pads, diapers and wet wipes. PP Copolymer, which is made more durable by the addition of ethylene monomer during the conversion process, is used in household appliances, automotive and electrical parts and pipe applications.

Looking at the most important net buyer and supplier countries in the polypropylene (PP) market, China stands at the top of the list of importing countries. As of 2020, China alone realizes 25% of the world’s total PP imports. China is followed by Türkiye, which imports 10% of the world’s total PP production, while Italy occupies the third place in rankings. South Korea, Malaysia and Germany comprise the top three main PP suppliers.

ChemOrbis Polypropylene (PP) prices and Plastics News section contain information on the market trends, as well as supply-demand factors and production costs that determine the pricing, statistics on imports and exports, along with maintenance shutdowns, restarts, and new capacities related to PP facilities.


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