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Spot polycarbonate (PC) prices were mostly stable-to-firm from mid-December to mid-March as firming feedstock bisphenol A (BPA) prices prompted PC producers to raise prices to recoup margins. However, price gains were mostly countered by persistently weak demand amid bearish macroeconomic conditions.
Spot prices mostly held stable from January to February as market activity slowed down with the start of the New Year and the Lunar New Year holidays. For March-loading cargoes, producers attempted to raise prices in anticipation of restocking activities from downstream sectors after the Lunar New Year. However, the recovery in demand was slower than expected as market sentiment remained weighed down by the bearish economic indicators in key market China. Consequently, price gains were limited.
Optical-grade PC prices were stable in March at $2,280-2,320/tonne CIF (cost, insurance & freight) Hong Kong and $2,170-2,320/tonne CIF Taiwan. The prices of general purpose (GP) moulding-grade PC were unchanged at $2,430-2,570/tonne CIF Hong Kong in the same month.
Updated to Q1 2014
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