Polyethylene Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS price reporting for the Chinese Polyethylene market is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
Our network of price reporters delivers direct and regular insights into the local markets they work in.
That means you can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving Polyethylene prices in China.
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- Inform your internal data models
- Substantiate your position in negotiations
- Set terms for settlements and contracts
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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News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Polyethylene
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
The prices of Chinese domestic linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) went up from yuan (CNY) 11,480/tonne in mid-August to CNY11,800/tonne in early September.
Prices went down in August because of the increasing supply when China’s Daqing Petrochemical and Wuhan Petrochemical restarted, as well as the expectation that the cargoes from Iran would increase in the near term. However, prices went up in early September on the back of the reduced supply and the higher offers from domestic producers.
Prices then fell to CNY11,280/tonne in late September as a result of the increasing sales pressure before the long holiday.
However, prices regained from CNY11,280/tonne at end-September to CNY11,830/tonne in mid-November on the back of the rising prices of DCE’s LLDPE futures and local petrochemicals, as well as the restock demand of some downstream manufacturers.
Updated to mid-November 2013
China Polyethylene (PE) Monthly
The China PE Monthly report provides readers with a synopsis of prices, analysis and market forecasts for the China PE markets. The report contains a monthly market review, robust data on production, inventory, exports and imports by region along with price margins.
Our local team of specialist editors and reporters have close contacts to the industry all along the supply and demand chain from producers, traders to end-users. This means that the China PE Monthly report offers readers clear, balanced and timely market price intelligence.
China Polyethylene Annual Study
The China PE Annual Study provides readers with comprehensive analysis combined and incisive market intelligence on the Chinese Polyethylene market. It supplies readers with insights into the import and export situation, reviews and forecasts on import volumes along with prices trends and futures.
Key topics of this study include:
• An in-depth overview of the Polyethylene industry in China
• The latest review and forecasts on capacity
• A detailed analysis of the import market, including imports by country and the ten major PE importers
• A comprehensive review of the 2011 ethylene price trend
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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