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ABS , HIPS , SEA & India , Asia Pacific , Price , GPPS , China , PS

Will Asia’s PS markets follow ABS higher on cost support?
by Merve Madakbaşı
ABS sellers in China and Southeast Asia were encouraged enough to lift their offers slightly over the past week. The main factors that propelled the market higher were the rebound in crude oil futures as well as improved end users’ demand...
31-08-2021


Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PET , Italy

Sept PET expectations diverge in shade of opposite factors in Europe
by Merve Madakbaşı
Polymer players in Europe have started to return to their desks following a long summer break. August PET bottle deals were concluded with rollovers to €20-30/ton ($24-35/ton with recent parity) gains both in Italy and Northwest Europe, bolstered by costs. Yet, expectations for September offered a mixed bag...
30-08-2021


Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

Tightness keeps European PVC firm; projections for Sept voiced
by Merve Madakbaşı
PVC markets of Italy and Northwest Europe have returned from holidays on a firm footing on the heels of still-tight supplies. Activity has been buoyant despite holidays, while PVC expectations for September have started to be expressed by regional players. Meanwhile, increases of €30-40/ton passed through August deals this week...
27-08-2021


Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore

Shipping delays further tighten India’s PVC market; fueling the uptrend
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal  and Merve Sezgün
PVC players in Asia reported that the stock situation in India further tightened during the week due to a shipping delay that sources said was more than three weeks. The Chinese and Southeast Asian markets were also tight since sellers focused more on offering to the pricier Indian market...
26-08-2021


Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , PE , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia

Sep PE offers to SE Asia indicate trend reversal amid Covid-hit demand
by Pınar Polat
PE prices in Southeast Asia had followed a firming trend from mid-June to late July. Since early August, however, stability has permeated the market amid a combination of opposite factors including persistently weak end-user demand, higher freight rates, and supplies being squeezed by lower operating rates at plants...
25-08-2021


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