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ABS, PS uptrend falters in China after H1 2020 ends at multi-month highs
by Merve Sezgün
Import ABS and PS prices in China had been largely tracking a bullish trend since around early May to hit multi-month highs last week. However, as the second half of the year starts, the markets have failed to maintain their upturn as demand has tapered off...

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Optimism is rising on resurgent demand in European polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
As Europe emerges from isolation, the markets have been influenced by the optimism around post-lockdown recovery. Overall demand has started to improve after consumption in many industries dropped significantly in the past three months. Activities in all segments are lower compared to pre-virus levels and 2019, needless to say...

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Gradually returning demand offers glimmer of hope in polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
In accordance with the normalization plans, activities in the manufacturing and services sectors across major markets are expected to revive after a long period of inactivity. There are early signs of post-lockdown demand recovery. Meanwhile, transitioning to the new normal requires the continuity of hygiene measures, which will keep demand in certain segments firm...

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Import PS, ABS markets recover amid upstream gains in Egypt
by Başak Ceylan
The import PS and ABS markets of Egypt were in a downward spiral since early February. However, a recovery in energy and upstream prices as well as improved demand in Asian markets have helped push up import styrenics prices in recent weeks. As of May 20, import PS and ABS prices have climbed to levels not seen since early to mid-April...

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Downtrend loses steam in Europe’s ABS markets, PS stabilizes
by Manolya Tufan
PS markets in Europe seem to have stabilized after two straight months of decreases, while the downtrend in the ABS markets entered its third month in May due to the slow return of demand. Good packaging demand served to keep PS market flat this month. Plus, projections of improved demand in line with the easing of lockdown measures across Europe supported the sentiment...

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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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