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PP Prices and News

Price , China , PP Homo , SEA & India , PP

Delta between import PPH raffia in China and SEA at narrowest since Dec 2023
by Thi Huong Nguyen
Data obtained from ChemOrbis Price Index reveals that Southeast Asia’s import PP-homo raffia and inj. premium over China has notably decreased over the past couple of weeks. The primary reason behind this is the steady decreases in the former on the back of faltering demand and holiday lull...
11-04-2024


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

Lower bids drag import PP, PE down before Eid al-Fitr in Türkiye
by Merve Madakbaşı
Polyolefin prices moved south this week as more suppliers revealed their fresh April offers and received lower bids from their regular customers. Middle Eastern PP raffia touched a new low on deals, while LLDPE and HDPE film traded lower, succumbing to limited demand ahead of a 9-day holiday. Soaring oil prices had little to no impact on the sentiment, as demand woes took center stage...
05-04-2024


PP Copolymer , Europe , Northwest Europe , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , PE , PP Homo , PP , Italy

Arriving imports, ebbing demand weigh on Europe’s PP and PE markets
by Manolya Tufan
The sentiment in the regional polyolefin markets has faltered to some extent even before April monomer contacts that settled higher. Ebbing demand seems to be the main culprit behind the changing sentiment following a 3-month long uptrend. From that moment on, PP and PE markets are unlikely to absorb further increases amid the arrival of imports at aggressive levels...
04-04-2024


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

Ample supplies weigh on India’s PE markets; firm costs put a floor under PP
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Ample availability in both domestic and regional markets put pressure on PP and PE prices in India, despite the rise in energy and feedstock costs and the strength in the country’s economic fundamentals. The market also saw lower buying activity ahead of the fiscal year ending on March 31...
03-04-2024


ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , PP Copolymer , PET , LLDPE , LDPE , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Türkiye’s polymer markets grapple with subdued demand heading into April
by Merve Madakbaşı
The Ramadan lull has been pervading Türkiye’s polymer markets over the last few weeks, weighing on suppliers despite supportive costs. Thin price discussions amid deeper cash flow issues loomed over polyolefins, PVC, PET, and styrenics, with only a few days left before the Sunday election. Moreover, supply for certain polymers was relieved thanks to the arrival of delayed cargos...
29-03-2024


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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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