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PS Prices and News

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

PS and ABS markets brace for another round of hefty increases in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
Across Europe, styrenics markets saw 3-digit increases passing on deals in February, with sellers mostly achieving the cost pass-through from styrene. Regional sellers had a chance to improve their margins by applying increases beyond costs in some cases given delivery delays and a lack of imports. Players are now bracing for another round of strong increases in March, with their eyes on the next styrene settlement...

HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , EPS , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Türkiye’s 2023 imports set a new record at 6.3 million tons; PE, PVC and ABS shine out
by Merve Madakbaşı
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Türkiye’s total polymer imports hit a new all-time high in 2023 as the overall volume neared 6.3 million tons despite economic obstacles. The quantity pointed to a 5% increase from 2022 although imports recorded steady drops in the last quarter of last year. LLDPE, HDPE, PVC and ABS imports shone out as they set new records while PP and LDPE posted more modest growth...

ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PS , Italy

Europe’s PS, ABS markets to endure a turbulent month amid disrupted Asian supplies
by Manolya Tufan
Regional styrenics markets opened the new year with rollovers as mounting supply concerns have yet to find a reflection on price levels owing to lethargic demand. The Red Sea turmoil has wreaked havoc on global supply chains, with many vessels being rerouted around the tip of Africa —a far longer and costlier journey. Players brace for substantial hikes next month as they assess the situation and its implications...

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

Türkiye’s polymer markets brace for new hikes driven by supply crunch
by Merve Madakbaşı
The deepening supply crunch seems to be pushing Turkish polymer players get ready for renewed price hikes in February, as short availability will give sellers an upper hand regardless of the state of downstream demand. Meanwhile, uncertainties about the lingering logistic mishaps and emerging risks keep commodity markets on edge for the long run...

Malaysia , ABS , HIPS , India , Price , GPPS , China , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Indonesia , PS

Asian PS, ABS markets remain under the shadow of weaker costs, demand
by Thi Huong Nguyen
The PS and ABS markets in Asia have followed a two-month retreat amid a double-whammy of lower costs and poor demand. Heading to the third month, these bearish factors have still kept the styrenics markets moving downhill, although some suppliers have lamented cost pressures...

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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.


GPPS injection, GPPS extrusion, HIPS injection, HIPS extrusion, EPS black/grey (inflammable), EPS white (inflammable), EPS white (regular)

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