Polycarbonate Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Polycarbonate markets.
Whichever regional markets you need to track, our independent price assessments and market coverage will keep you fully up-to-date so you can always negotiate with confidence.
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Polycarbonate US Transcript
The ICIS US polycarbonate report tracks the spot price for moulding and extrusion grade material on a weekly basis.
The spot prices are the result of discussing supply-demand fundamentals, price increase nominations and decreases and the import and export data with market sources.
Major US producers, distributors, traders and buyers are canvassed for information about the state of the market for the week in order to get a complete picture.
Spot prices are affected by rising feedstock costs, the outlook of the economy and strengthening or weakening demand for material in polycarbonate’s major uses.
The report is invaluable as it offers subscribers a clear, accurate, balanced and detailed view of the market in its latest condition and where the market is expected to be going in the near future.
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Updated to Q1 2015
The US polycarbonate (PC) market remained fairly stable throughout the first quarter as various fundamentals somewhat created a counterbalance.
Overall demand continued to be viewed as steady but on the softer side as the industry continued to find less use for optical media grades and as the seasonal ramp-up in demand from other downstream markets had been relatively flat compared to the previous year.
However, the late-September shutdown of Dow Chemical’s 105,000 tonne/year plant in Freeport, Texas, had tightened global supply a little, creating a slightly more balanced market. One seller had estimated that the upcoming shutdown of Teijin’s plant in Asia by the end of 2015 will reduce global capacity by about 3%.
Meanwhile, raw material costs continued to fall, putting downward pressure on PC prices, although that pressure had started to ease with the rebound of upstream benzene values in February. In March, two producers announced that they were seeking increases of 30 cents/kg (14 cents/lb), starting in April.
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