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The Polypropylene report for Latin America covers domestic prices for refinery and injection grades of Polypropylene in several key Latin American markets.
It includes prices for Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile as assessed in the domestic currencies of each country, a unique feature of ICIS reports.
Commentary covers feed stocks, plant outages, policy changes, news, currency fluctuations and more.
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Market participants provide a view of the market which we analyse and contextualise to deliver a more comprehensive report that reflects the bigger picture.
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The August-November 2013 period has shown some gains for PP prices in Latin America, but many of the increases implemented have been partially offset by currency devaluation. There were many price increases, but the result was only slight gain in terms of dollars per metric tonne.
The only country were the increases were steep was Brazil, but prices went back down in November, compounding price erosion caused by a rising US dollar.
Prices have been mostly steady in Argentina, where steady currency devaluation forces monthly adjustments to protect margins.
After much volatility in feedstock propylene seen earlier in the year, propylene values have stabilised, and came down 2.5 cents/lb ($55/tonne, €41/tonne) in October. US propylene contracts are poised for more losses in November and PP prices are headed down in the same proportion, with some exceptions.
Prices in Mexico have followed the behaviour of feedstock propylene, and are down by 2 cents/lb in November.
PP production has declined in South America with outages in Argentina and Chile. The PP producers have seen declining availability of feedstock propylene this year, in addition to some unplanned outages.
Venezuelan PP prices have been steady during the period. Production has improved, but there are shortages of specialty grades.
Updated to mid-November 2013
The polypropylene (PP) report for Latin America covers domestic prices for raffia and injection grades of PP in several key Latin American markets. It includes prices for Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Chile as assessed in the domestic currencies of each country – a unique feature of ICIS reports.
Commentary covers feedstocks, plant outages, policy changes, news, currency fluctuations and more. A table with international prices facilitates comparisons between imports and exports.
We talk to buyers, producers, distributors and traders every week to obtain a good cross section of market data. We later assess the data with our own internal intelligence about upstream and downstream markets to generate the final assessment.
Market participants provide a view of the market, which we analyse and contextualise to deliver a more comprehensive report that reflects the bigger picture.
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.
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