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Premium of Turkey and SE Asia over China nears pre-pandemic norms in PP markets
by Esra Ersöz  and Pınar Polat
The historic premium Turkey and Southeast Asia carried over China in PP markets for more than two years has been shrinking since April. ChemOrbis data suggest that this unusually big gap, driven by skyrocketing freight rates, between China and other markets is now coming back to the pre-pandemic norms. Here is how and why:...

PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , China , PP Homo , PP

What does China’s self-sufficiency mean for global PP markets?
by Merve Sezgün
ChemOrbis Stats Wizard shows that China’s PP imports hit a 14-year low in the first half of the year while PP exports were near a record high. Even though China still imports more PP than it exports, statistics clearly suggest that China is on the brink of self-sufficiency and winds of change have already begun to blow in global PP markets...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , SPVC , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Turkey’s H1 2022 polymer imports surpass 3 million tons
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkey’s polymer market size continued to widen despite uncertainties related to the global macro-economic environment. Total imports in the first half of 2022 set a new record high while easing freight rates, amid a global slowdown in trading, partially contributed to the increasing volume of imports...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Asia Pacific , PP Homo , PS , PP

STATS: China’s H1 polymer imports lowest since 2017, exports at a record-high
by Manolya Tufan  and Esra Ersöz
According to ChemOrbis Stats Wizard, China’s cumulative polymer imports in the first half of 2022 posted a yearly decrease of 14% to be reported at about 9.6 million tons, the lowest H1 volume since 2017. Exports, on the other hand, rose 26% on year to hit an all-time-high of 4.8 million tons...

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

China’s PP and PE markets shrug off Dalian surge, close July on a bearish note
by Pınar Polat
In China, sluggish demand caused by the uncertainty over the pandemic has kept China’s PP and PE prices on a relentless bearish note since April. Overseas suppliers’ increased availability to China at competitive levels has also challenged the markets recently, extending the slump into late July despite the steady rise in Dalian futures prices...

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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 Turkey, 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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