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Updated to Q1 2018
Supply of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) remained balanced to tight through the first quarter, depending on whether customers sought contract or spot. The trend of contracting the majority of domestic molecules resulted in the significantly reduced availability of spot material. Shutdowns at three European plants, and fewer imports due to diversified trade flows, served to maintain the tightness throughout the quarter.
Production constraints in the first quarter made many customers uneasy at the prospect of seeking volumes for the looming peak bottling season. Unlike most years, these were often unavailable in the form of spot. Customers mostly under contract were relatively comfortable, although they would have liked to have been presented with more opportunities to buy imports. The situation eased towards the end of the quarter, as European plants resumed operations and weakness in Asia influenced buyers’ sentiment in Europe.
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.
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