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8:02 AM MDT | June 15, 2009

Prices U.S.: 68-70 cts/lb del May contracts; $970-$990/m.t. fob, spot EUROPE: €770-€790/m.t. del April contracts; $850-$900/m.t. fob ASIA: $1,150-$1,160/m.t. c&f, spot Outlook Global demand growth for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is expected slow to about 1.8%/year through 2013, to nearly 23 million m.t., because of competition from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), says David Anderson, director/global polyethylene (PE) consulting at Townsend Solutions. “The main reason why LDPE has the smallest growth rate is that it is losing its...

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