Polyethylene Prices, markets & analysis
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That’s why ICIS maintains a network of locally based reporters, providing not just price assessments but market commentary and analysis.
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Polyethylene Asia Transcript
ICIS publishes a weekly Asia polyethylene report that covers China and South East Asia import prices.
We also publish a separate weekly polyethylene report that focuses on China’s domestic market and provide a daily price alert service that tracks china’s daily polyethylene import prices.
In the two decades since we launched our first Asia polyethylene report in 1990 we have responded to changes in the polyethylene market with new price assessments and by expanding our coverage of the southeast Asia markets.
Our China-focused polyethylene report was launched in 2006 for assessing the domestic retail trade as part of our response to the growing interest in what is happening in China’s domestic market.
Our price assessments reflect the transactions, bids and offers captured throughout the week.
Our reports also include planned maintenance schedules, and outages which may influence price movements.
We speak to resin processors, traders and producers to obtain information on the week’s trades.
We are able to discern the authenticity of information because we have in-depth market knowledge, an extensive network of industry contacts and a global team of editors reporting from China, Singapore, London and Houston.
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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 3.7-6.0% to $1,510-1,685/tonne CFR (cost & freight) SE (southeast) 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 southeast 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
ICIS publishes a weekly Asia polyethylene (PE) report that covers China and southeast Asia (SE Asia) import prices.
ICIS also publishes a separate weekly PE report that focuses on China’s domestic market and provides a price alert service that tracks China’s daily PE import prices.
In the two decades since we launched our first Asia PE report, in 1990, we have responded to changes in the market, with the addition of new price assessments, and by expanding our coverage of the southeast Asian markets.
Our China-focused PE report was launched in 2006 to assess the domestic retail trade, as part of our response to the growing interest in what was happening in China’s domestic market.
Our price assessments reflect the transactions, bids and offers captured throughout the week. Our reports also include planned maintenance, schedules and outages, which might influence price movements.
We speak to resin processors, traders and producers to obtain information on the week’s trades. We have an in-depth market knowledge and an extensive network of industry contacts, plus a global team of editors reporting from China, Singapore, London and Houston, Texas.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polyethylene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Polyethylene, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.
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