Polypropylene Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Polypropylene markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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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Polypropylene Asia Transcript
ICIS publishes a weekly report on polypropylene also known as PP that covers China and south-east Asia import prices.
We also publish a separate weekly PP report that focuses on China’s domestic market and provide a daily price alert service that tracks daily PP import prices.
Over the past two decades since we launched our PP report in 1990 we have expanded the report to cover 25 price quotes for five different PP grades.
Our China focused PP report was launched in 2006 with 12 assessment quotes that cover domestic retail trade. The report was part our response to the growing interest in what’s happening in China’s domestic market.
Our price assessments reflect the transactions bids and offers captured throughout the week.
Our reports also include plant 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.
ICIS Asia PP price assessments form an integral part of the pricing decisions of plastics processors, traders, producers and manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods
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China’s polypropylene (PP) weekly average import prices rose by 2.0-3.8% to $1,513-1,540/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China in the quarter ended 15 November, mainly driven by rising feedstock propylene prices in Asia. Downstream demand was relatively weak through the quarter because of strong buyer resistance toward the price hikes.
Southeast Asia’s PP weekly average import prices rose by 2.0-2.7% to $1,525-1,555/tonne CFR SE (southeast) Asia in the quarter ended 15 November. Feedstock cost push caused by reduced cracker operating rates at PTT Global Chemical in Thailand, and the scheduled 30-day turnaround of SCG Chemical’s 400,000 tonne/year PP plant in November were the key upward price drivers. The constant downward pressure on PP prices in southeast Asia came from the persistently weak downstream demand following the sharp depreciation of several regional currencies against the US dollar.
Updated to mid-November 2013
ICIS publishes a weekly Asia report on polypropylene (PP) that covers China and southeast Asia (SE Asia) import prices. We also publish a separate weekly PP report that focuses on China’s domestic market, providing a price alert service that tracks daily PP import prices.
Over the past two decades since we launched our Asia PP report, in 1990, we have expanded the report to cover 25 price quotes for five different PP grades.
Our China-focused PP report was launched in 2006, with 12 assessment quotes covering domestic retail trade. The report was 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. ICIS Asia PP price assessments form an integral part of the pricing positions of plastics processors, traders, producers and manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods.
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.
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