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The ICIS European PET report is used in price negotiations and included in contracts across the continent.
It is packed with information about monthly spot and price developments. We always include shut downs, production problems, new plants, and how upstream and downstream factors impact the market.
There are six price ranges covering bottle and film grade Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The bottle and film grade, free delivered (FD) West Europe, and the bottle grade FD East Europe quotes reference the monthly price moves in West and East Europe.
We have a weekly FD Europe price range which includes pre-discounted monthly contracts as well as up to the minute spot indications.
The ex-works Russia rouble per tonne price has a handy conversion in to Euros. The monthly contract prices for feedstocks Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) are included for reference.
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Despite new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) units in Belgium and the UK, as well as other recent start-ups in Egypt and Turkey, the European market was finely balanced in July. The reality was nothing like most market participants had predicted months before, when people thought there would be a tsunami of PET by then.
Customers were nervous about buying imports so late in the peak PET bottling season, and the inventory situation was delicate for both buyers and domestic sellers.
However, previous commitments had been made, creating a heavy flow of imports, particularly from South Korea, where the antidumping duty was eliminated on 1 July 2014.
PET prices held firm in July, only succumbing to downward pressure from bearish undertones upstream, as well as plentiful domestic PET supply in August and September.
JBF's second 216,000 tonne/year line in Geel, Belgium, has been in the commissioning phase and full operating rates are expected by October.
Updated to Q3 2014
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The ICIS European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) report is used in price negotiations and included in contracts across the continent. It is packed with information about monthly spot and price developments.
We include shutdowns, production problems, new plants, and how upstream and downstream factors impact the market.
There are five price ranges covering bottle and film grade PET.
The bottle and film grade, free delivered (FD) West Europe, and the bottle grade FD East Europe quotes show a round-up of what has happened during the current month, up to and including the last Friday of the month.
We have a weekly FD Europe price range that includes spot business and regular business settled on an individual basis between European suppliers and their customers.
The ex-works Russia rouble per tonne price has a handy conversion into euro.
The monthly contract prices for feedstocks purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) are included for reference.
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