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Updated to Q4 2017
European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) supply gaps were filled at the start of October following production issues in the market in August. A force majeure was declared by one producer in August while India-based producer JBF Industries took its 432,000 tonne/year Geel plant offline in the same month. Foreign sourced material, however, began arriving in large quantities from China in October and, consequently, buyers became covered in regards to product. Imports, however, became less competitive as quarter four wore on. Meanwhile, in November two force majeures at upstream purified terephthalic acid (PTA) supplier PKN Orlen’s 600,000 tonne/year Wloclawek plant disrupted deliveries for some PET producers. The second force majeure was lifted by mid-December.
As summer is typically the peak season for European PET, when autumn approached consumption quietened. Some argued that it stayed at a high or steady level in October and only weakened when compared to typically higher demand in August. This split in views on demand levels remained until the end of the year with some arguing business activity decreased while others argued it remained at strong levels.
The ICIS European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) report is used in price negotiations and included in contracts across the continent. It is packed with information about monthly spot and price developments.
We include shutdowns, production problems, new plants, and how upstream and downstream factors impact the market.
There are five price ranges covering bottle and film grade PET.
The bottle and film grade, free delivered (FD) West Europe, and the bottle grade FD East Europe quotes show a round-up of what has happened during the current month, up to and including the last Friday of the month.
We have a weekly FD Europe price range that includes spot business and regular business settled on an individual basis between European suppliers and their customers.
The ex-works Russia rouble per tonne price has a handy conversion into euro.
The monthly contract prices for feedstocks purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) are included for reference.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polyethylene terephthalate. 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.
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