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ICIS launched a report in 2010 to assess the import prices of C6 metallocene linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) in China in response to the industry’s request for a benchmark price.
Many industry players look to ICIS to provide benchmark assessments for metallocene LLDPE because our price assessment is widely used in the global plastics industry.
The ICIS report also carries information on the C8 metallocene LLDPE market in China and southeast Asia (SE Asia) and the C6 and C8 metallocene LLDPE trades SE Asia.
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China’s polyethylene (PE) weekly average import prices rose by 4-8% in the quarter ended 15 November, with film grade low density PE (LDPE) registering the sharpest hikes on tight supply. Regional LDPE supply was tight in the third quarter because of an unplanned plant shutdown in Thailand and a scheduled plant turnaround in Malaysia, and sharply lower LDPE export volumes from Iran. High density PE (HDPE) blow moulding and film grades import prices in China rose 6.5% and 5.7% respectively, because of reduced local production of these grades, and lower export volumes from Iran.
Southeast Asia’s PE weekly average import prices rose by 3.7-5.7% to $1,477-1,665/tonne CFR China in the quarter ended 15 November, with LDPE registering the sharpest hikes amid tight supply caused by an unplanned plant shutdown in Thailand and a scheduled plant turnaround in Malaysia. Rising China’s import prices and tight southeast Asian supplies were the main drivers of the SE Asian price uptrend in the third quarter. Downstream demand in southeast Asia was generally low mainly because sharp depreciation of regional currencies against the US dollars earlier in the year had continued to curtailed purchasing power in southeast Asia.
Updated to mid-November 2013
The ICIS metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) Asia Pacific weekly report gives you the information you need to optimise your trades and formulate your business strategies for the region.
Our information is collected from key industry participants by our global network of market experts, delivering unrivalled coverage of the growing MLLDPE markets in Asia.
What our report covers:
- Price assessments for C6 (butene-based) MLLDPE – CFR China, CFR India main port, CFR southeast Asia
- Analysis on the key factors affecting pricing decisions of buyers and sellers
- Market updates – deals, bids and offers
- Offer prices for imported C6 MLLDPE in the Chinese domestic market – quotes in Chinese yuan, ex-warehouse
- Transaction prices, bids and offers for octane-based (C8) MLLDPE in China and southeast Asia – quotes in US dollar, CFR China and CFR southeast Asia
- Offer prices for Thai-produced C8 MLLDPE – quotes in Thai baht
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