Posts Tagged ‘prices’

Higher costs, firmer regional trends push PE prices higher in SE Asia

Players in Southeast Asia report that PE prices moved higher over the past week in accordance with stronger regional trends and higher upstream costs, as per ChemOrbis.

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June PVC prices expected to fall in Southeast Asia despite healthy demand

Players in Southeast Asia?s PVC market are bracing for decreases in the month of June despite steady demand in the region, as per ChemOrbis.

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Will firmer local PS prices attract imports to Italy?

Initial May PS offers were announced with increases to the Italian market towards the end of last week after the May styrene contract settled with an increase from April, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Import offers for Indian and Pakistani GPPS were reported at competitive levels last week, suggesting the possibility that firmer local prices for May will attract non-European imports to the Italian market given bearish sentiment in Asian markets along with buyersÂ’ resistance to higher prices

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Players? in SE Asia?s local PE market hold divergent expectations

The past week saw local PE prices stable to firmer in Southeast Asia, amid firm ethylene costs and limited availability, as per ChemOrbis. Expectations are divided as to the outlook for May, as some players predict additional price increases driven by supply concerns while others are skeptical of the feasibility of any further price hikes, as spot naphtha prices continue to dip, while demand in the nearby Chinese market remains disappointing

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Belgian plastics and rubber industry confronted by sharp resin increases in 2012 after a strong 2011

After a strong year 2011, the Belgian plastics and rubber industry is confronted by sharp resin price increases. Maintaining margins is priority number 1 for the near future.

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PP prices move higher after the holidays in SE Asia

In Southeast Asia, both import and local PP prices have moved higher in the first week after the Chinese New Year holidays, as per Chemorbis.

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