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Strong costs overshadow weak demand, pushing Asian PS, ABS markets to multi-month highs
by Thi Huong Nguyen
A continuous upturn has mostly dominated PS and ABS markets across Asia since late December 2023. During the week ending on April 12, rallying energy prices substantially pushed upstream costs upward and underpinned fresh hikes in styrenics markets. Adding to the scenario is the cautious improvement in buying interest, although the overall state of demand has remained stagnant...

ABS , Europe , HIPS , Northwest Europe , Price , GPPS , PS , Italy

Europe’s styrenics markets signal stabilization after 2 months of hikes
by Manolya Tufan
Regional styrenics markets witnessed hefty price increases in the past two months, supported by soaring styrene prices and scarce import offers. Purchasing activity slowed down in March in response to the inflated price levels, while the PS and ABS markets gave signs of stabilization heading towards April...

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...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , GPPS , PE , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Focus , PP Homo , PS , PP

FOCUS: Europe’s dependence on polymer imports grows amid lack of competitive power
by Manolya Tufan  and Esra Ersöz
Having lost its net-exporter status around 7 years ago, Europe has been a net importer for all polymers since then, except for PVC. Moreover, the ratio of exports to imports has been falling across the bloc, given declining output amid high production costs and economic slowdown on one side and global capacity additions on the other side...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , GPPS , PE , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: EU27’s 2023 polymer imports down on year; PVC and PS hit record highs
by Manolya Tufan
Yearly polymer imports to the EU27 from extra-union partners fell by 9% compared to 2022, when imports hit a record high slightly over 10 million tons. Total polymer imports in 2023 declined to around 9.2 million tons following yearly increases of 11% in 2021 and 5% in 2022. This marked the lowest volume since 2020...

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About ChemOrbis Polystyrene (PS) prices and Plastic News

Polystyrene (PS) is formed by the polymerization of  styrene feedstock. As styrene is formed by adding ethylene into the benzene feedstock, benzene and ethylene prices are also taken into consideration, in addition to styrene while examining the production costs of PS.

There are two types of PS, namely GPPS and HIPS. These are divided into subgroups as injection and extrusion. While plastic hangers, protective foam, disposable cutlery, CD boxes are made of GPPS, HIPS is used in white goods and electronics.

The world's largest PS buyer is again China by a long way. As of 2020, China alone carries out 35% of global imports. It was followed by Malaysia and Germany, with 6% and 5% shares, respectively. Taiwan ranks first among the top PS importers list, followed by Belgium and France.

ChemOrbis Polystyrene (PS) 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 PS facilities.


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