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Updated to Q1 2017
European polycarbonate (PC) values turned a corner and headed higher in January, with extrusion grade PC prices increasing by €0.10/kg on average. Some sales were effected at larger increments, with plus €0.12/kg being quoted, while other business was conducted at smaller increases, with plus €0.07/kg being cited.
Extrusion grade prices rose again in February. An average rise of €0.10/kg was estimated, but a representative change effectively eluded the market as calculation of a precise movement was bedevilled by a wide range of outcomes arising from the fluid condition of the market. Some players saw larger increments in January and smaller ones in February, while others saw the opposite. Some suppliers viewed the first two months of this year as representing a single period, rather than two distinct contract periods.
This blurring of normal transaction periods was also evident in the moulding sector. Contracts increased by an estimated average of €0.15/kg for the first quarter of the year. Higher prices were given impetus by steep increases in feedstock costs, but also, crucially, by a tightening in the balance of the market. This tightness was chiefly because of supply, rather than a marked upturn in demand.
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