Polypropylene Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS publishes pricing information which you can use in settlements and contracts in order to optimise your deals and negotiations.
Use the independent price assessments and market coverage in our price reports to track the regional Polypropylene market.
Our information is gathered by locally based reporters, giving unrivalled coverage of regional markets.
Use ICIS information to:
- Understand price drivers and fluctuations
- Develop internal analytical models
- Negotiate deals with confidence
Polypropylene Africa Transcript
The ICIS African polypropylene report covers spot prices on a cost and freight CFR basis in North Africa, Southern, Eastern and West Afrcia as well as domestic, free delivered (FD) prices on a Rand basis in south Africa on a weekly basis, with information taken from key industry players such as producers, buyers, traders and distributors.
The ICIS African PP price focuses on homopolymer, raffia and copolymer PP grades, but also looks at wider events and issues in the global PP market.
The price provides a benchmark for a number of players, but also gives essential information about both the upstream and the downstream movements and gives a global context helping players make informed decisions.
In the past players used the ICIS Asian PP report and added the freight in order to calculate the African import prices, but Africa is a diverse continent with its own supply demand dynamic and this formula is becoming increasingly outdated.
As the supply of local material is limited, imported product is the main source of material and the key driver of price movements.
Currency and freight rate fluctuate and also have a large influence on prices. Consumption in Africa is increasing, we have seen more producers take steps to build a presence and reputation in the continent, and do more direct business with consumers rather than go through traders and distribution networks.
The ICIS report is essential for players wanting to stay ahead of the competition and offers detailed news and analysis of the market and current and future trends.
The report is timely in bringing our customers news of pricing movements, consumer demand and changes in supply such as production updates.
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ICIS has a global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai and Moscow, providing unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets. Our locally based experts report on prices and the factors driving prices in their region, generating a depth of insight that is only possible by developing contacts and building local knowledge.
This local market insight, combined with our expertise in price reporting, enables us to produce independent and unbiased price assessments, relied upon by key market makers for their decision making.
Our petrochemical and chemical pricing information is published in individual reports, dependent on the different regions we cover, for markets such as Polypropylene.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Polypropylene.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polypropylene. 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 Polypropylene, 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.