25 September 2009 13:13 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) futures traded as much as 1.5% lower on Friday as sharp falls in the physical markets dampened sentiment, industry sources said.
The November LLDPE contact closed at CNY9,520/tonne on Friday, CNY145/tonne or about 1.5% lower from the previous day’s settlement price, according to data from the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
Imported LLDPE was discussed below $1,200/tonne CFR (cost and freight) ?xml:namespace>
November PVC futures meanwhile fell by 1.4% from Thursday’s settlement level to close at CNY6,440/tonne on the back of persistently poor demand in the physical market, a local PVC trader said. The number of open positions also fell to its lowest since late-July, reflecting the sluggish trading sentiment in the futures market, the trader added.
($1 = CNY6.83)
Additional reporting by Ng Hun Wei
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|