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Updated to Q4 2017
Supply uncertainty characterised the US polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market during the fourth quarter of 2017. Producer Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) shut down production at its West Virginia plant, taking 360,000 tonnes/year off line, and it also temporarily idled production at plants in Brazil and Mexico, although those are running again. Additionally, supply flows shifted during the quarter as buyers looked to new sources when the US launched an antidumping investigation against Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan.
Demand in the PET market remained higher after the typical peak bottle drink season wound down, although the slow season tempered demand somewhat. This was driven by sentiment that supply was tight. Producer M&G’s financial problems as well as the US’ antidumping investigation pushed buyers to look for new sources of PET, keeping pricing firm throughout the quarter and headed into the new year. Buyers continued to seek alternative PET sources as global trade flows shifted.
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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