ICIS Latin America Polymers Index

The ICIS Latin America Polymers Index provides a measure of the average change in domestic Latin American polymer prices over time.

Prices used in the index are an average of ICIS pricing’s weekly published prices for the previous calendar month (four or five weeks accordingly). All prices are expressed in US dollars, converted where required from local currencies using the 16:00 UTC exchange rate from xe.com on the date of publication. All quantities are expressed in tonnes.

Where ICIS price assessments are not available for individual weeks because of public holidays, previous week data is carried forward. This form of data interpolaton is inferring some limited data points that may not be market derived, and customers should be aware of this assumption.

The index dates back to January 2002.

The Latin America Polymers Index product basket comprises:

  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Argentina, DEL (ARS/tonne)
  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Brazil, FOT (BRL/tonne)
  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Chile, DEL (CLP/kg)
  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Colombia, FOT (COP/kg)
  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Mexico, FOT (MXN/kg)
  • Polyethylene LDPE Film Liner Grade Venezuela, FOT (VEF/tonne)
  • Polypropylene (Injection) Argentina, DEL (ARS/tonne)
  • Polypropylene (Injection)  Brazil, FOT (BRL/tonne)
  • Polypropylene (Injection)  Chile, DEL (CLP/kg)
  • Polypropylene (Injection)  Colombia, FOT (COP/kg)
  • Polypropylene (Injection)  Mexico, FOT (MXN/kg)
  • Polypropylene (Injection)  Venezuela, FOT (VEF/tonne)
  • Polystyrene (General Purpose) Argentina, DEL (ARS/tonne)
  • Polystyrene (General Purpose) Brazil, FOT (BRL/tonne)
  • Polystyrene (General Purpose) Colombia, FOT (COP/kg)
  • Polystyrene (General Purpose) Mexico, DEL (MXN/kg)
  • Polystyrene (General Purpose) Venezuela, FOT (VEF/tonne)
  • Polyvinyl Chlorine (Pipe Grade) Argentina, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyvinyl Chlorine (Pipe Grade) Brazil, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyvinyl Chlorine (Pipe Grade) Colombia, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyvinyl Chlorine (Pipe Grade) Mexico, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyvinyl Chlorine (Pipe Grade) Venezuela, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bottle Grade) Argentina, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bottle Grade)Brazil, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bottle Grade) Colombia, DEL (cts/lb)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bottle Grade) Mexico, DEL (cts/lb)

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