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June 15, 2011
Buyers ruled polymer markets over the first half of June with both spot and contract prices lower almost across the board, sometimes sharply so. The biggest declines were reported in...
June 13, 2011
Prices of polypropylene (PP) declined as a drop in feedstock propylene values coupled with subdued buying trends dragged spot prices lower.   In China where actual user...
June 3, 2011
The ball was back in the North American court in the second half of May as export polymer prices continued their trans-Atlantic balancing act. This time it was North American prices...
May 20, 2011
Prices of PP softened due to a drop in propylene feedstock rates coupled with subdued demand trends pressured prices of PP lower across the region with buying trends in China seen very...
May 19, 2011
Even as producers on both sides of the Atlantic beat the drum for May price increases, export prices from North America eased lower in the first half of the month in the face of buyer...
May 13, 2011
Prices of polypropylene (PP) declined this week. Subdued buying trends were seen responsible for the price fall with a late week drop in propylene feedstock values adding to the...
May 6, 2011
PP buying has mellowed in key markets like China. With converters disinterested in purchasing, the undercurrent has turned bearish and most players are prepared to see prices of PP...
April 29, 2011
In China, where inventories of PP were ample, injection and raffia prices were assessed down. Ex works prices were at the Yuan 12520/mt to Yuan 12550/mt levels. Demand is subdued in...
April 25, 2011
In China, domestic ex works prices of PP injection and PP raffia were at the Yuan 12550/mt levels. A PP trader from Hong Kong said he markets are confused. On the one hand you...
April 20, 2011
After a furious fortnight in late March and early April, polymer markets were reported relatively quiet this week and last. North American buyers were digesting the big increases and...
April 15, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices ended mostly flat across Asia this week with marginal gains recorded in some parts of the region. In China, inventories were declining due to re-exports...
April 8, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices were assessed lower. Even though producers continued to defend their offer prices firm, citing high upstream energy, naphtha and propylene costs, traders...
April 7, 2011
Polymer prices were highly volatile in the second half of March, with most resins increasing, some by as much as 20% in spot markets. Contract settlements were not far behind. With...
April 4, 2011
PP prices firmed on higher propylene feedstock rates and bullish global energy prices. In China, local prices of PP injection and PP raffia were at the Yuan 12450/mt ex works levels...
March 18, 2011
Demand for polypropylene turned dull. In key regional markets like China, the buying mood was very subdued. Even though sellers attempted to keep their prices of PP firm by citing a...
March 10, 2011
The beat goes on in European polymer markets with polypropylene taking the lead this week. February contract settlements were said to have added €50/m.t. while spot export...
March 7, 2011
Prices of PP in Asia galloped higher. Price gains on the back of a surge in upstream propylene rates. Bullish global energy prices and firmer rates of naphtha in Asia also offered...
February 22, 2011
Prices of PP firmed in Asia. Prices climbed on the back of rising propylene feedstock costs coupled with worries about tightening regional availability. CFR Far East Asia prices of PP...
February 11, 2011
 A rash of outages in Europe this week threw polymer markets into a tumult. Ineos polyethylene production has been hardest hit at several plants, but there are others. Export...
February 8, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices in Asia marched higher. A spike in upstream propylene feedstock costs supported the gains in PP as did firmer prices of crude and naphtha.  “The...
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