India PS makers up list prices by Rs2.50/kg after import duty hike

10 May 2013 06:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indian polystyrene (PS) producers raised their list prices by rupees (Rs) 2.50/kg ($45.98/tonne) for May shipments, following the government’s decision to hike duties on all plastics imports to 7.5%, market sources said on Friday.

List prices of general purpose (GPPS) were raised to Rs117.50/kg EXW (ex-works), while those of high impact PS (HIPS) were nudged up to Rs123.50/kg EXW, with immediate effect.

The Indian government implemented the 2.5-percentage point increase in duties on imports of all polymers effective 9 May – a move that is widely expected to prompt domestic producers to hike prices.

PS producers in India include Supreme Petrochem, LG Polymers India and BASF.

($1 = Rs54.36)

By: Veena Pathare
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