ICIS Polystyrene (PS) Europe Price Forecast Report

What is the Polystyrene Europe Price Forecast Report?

The ICIS Polystyrene Europe price forecast report provides you with a 12 month view that explains and analyses the demand, supply and price trends in Europe’s domestic and import/export market, providing you with price insights into the European polystyrene market.


Watch Rhian discuss the latest market developments for July 2016.

Why do you need the Polystyrene Europe Price Forecast Report?

  • Price volatility for Polystyrene is increasing, as a result as a result market players may require more regularly updated price forecast information.
  • Buyers and sellers can feel unconfident in contractual negotiations where they have no idea as to price movements over the short term.
  • Downstream clients want fixed prices of a longer duration than one month.
  • Traders or producers bringing polystyrene into Europe can quickly find their profit margins erased by price movements, especially given the time duration to move volumes from Asia or North America, or the $/€ exchange rate.

What does the Polystyrene Europe Price Forecast Feature?

The ICIS Polystyrene Europe price forecast report is concise, easy-to-read and highlights information you need to make confident commercial decisions within the European polystyrene market.

To discuss the methodology applied and to understand more about the forecasts, subscribers to the ICIS Polystyrene Europe price forecast report can talk directly to the report author – ICIS analyst, Rhian O'Connor.

About the author

About the Author

Rhian O’Connor is a Senior Analyst in the Consulting and Analytics business at ICIS. She covers the styrenics markets as well as some propylene derivatives. She has analysed the European chemical industry for more than ten years, both in ICIS editorial department as a Senior Editor and prior to that in investment banking as a chemicals sector equity analyst.

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ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing chemical, energy and fertilizer divisions.

Our aim is to give companies a competitive advantage. We deliver trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling you to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.

In November 2011, we acquired Parpinelli TECNON, an independent data and consulting business specialising in petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and specialty chemicals.

Now with over 30 years of historical supply and demand data, as well as future data projections and scenarios through 2030, ICIS can help you explore future global supply and demand trends and improve your planning and research capabilities.

New Feature: Price Forecast Window

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ICIS Price forecasts are now available on the Dashboard channel using the Price Forecast Window.

ICIS Dashboard subscribers who receive the price forecast report will be able to access monthly PS price forecast curves on the ICIS Dashboard with commentary from our analysts, alongside up to 12-months’ worth of historical prices. 

This window allows the user to chart the price forecast against the last (rolling) twelve months of related price history. In addition to this, users can plot the last 12 months of price forecasts too enabling them to see how the forecasts have progressed as time has moved on, as well as how accurate the ICIS forecast has been.

Users can convert this data into different currencies and units as well as download this data into excel in order to easily enter into their own calculations.

To find out more or take a trial click here.

Why choose the Polystyrene Europe Price Forecast Report?

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  • Use 12-month rolling price forecasts to see where prices are heading
  • Gain insight into the European polystyrene market
  • Understand how prices and margins impact profitability
  • Read analyses of producer margins and polystyrene market dynamics
  • Gauge whether prices will go up or down in the short-to-medium-term
  • Plan production activity levels
  • You can contact the author for further in-depth questions
  • Sentiment Index
    The latest market view on whether prices will rise, fall or stay the same one month and three months ahead.

    To take part in the Sentiment Index, please click here

    In exchange for your participation each month, we will email you the ‘Sentiment Index’ calculated from the poll results, together with a short commentary, helping to keep you abreast of industry sentiment.

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