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Updated to Q2 2018
US polyethylene terephthalate (PET) supply continued to be tight in the second quarter while one resin plant remained offline in the US. Despite a US probe into resin dumping, imports rose in April as reduced US capacity and rising resin prices drove buyers to seek alternative sources of resin, leading to growing imports from countries not involved in the probe. June imports likely took a hit due to the cyclone in Oman. The US plant was slated to start up in the last week of the quarter.
US polyethylene terephthalate (PET) demand was strong during the second quarter as the market entered peak consumption season with the onset of warm weather. Amid pinched supply, demand was even higher among buyers who did not have strong contracts in place as there was little resin leftover for spot deals. Demand was strong despite rising prices for both domestically produced and imported resin as securing product was a top priority with price being of secondary concern.
The ICIS weekly report for polyethylene terephthalate or PET and intermediates covers contract prices for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and bottle-grade PET.
The text of the report covers monthly price discussions and nominations, demand, supply outages and feedstocks.
ICIS receives input from both buyers and sellers in order to make our price assessment to the US PET market.
US contract prices for PTA or polyethylene terephthalate intermediate are established on a monthly basis by a formula based on feedstock paraxylene prices.
Because the price of US feedstock is closely linked to the paraxylenes and the PTA chain in Asia, the US report benefits from ICIS’ extensive and global market coverage.
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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