For clear insight into the US polypropylene (PP) industry, you need in-depth pricing information direct from the region.
ICIS has a network of locally based experts, providing PP price assessments and analysis including a rolling 12 month forecast to support your short- and medium-term decisions.
Use ICIS information to:
- Track price fluctuations and understand the factors driving them
- Have a benchmark for contract settlements
- Plan your trades and optimise margins
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We offer the following regional Polypropylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Polypropylene marketplace.
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Updated to Q4 2017
US PP supply gradually improved throughout the fourth quarter following the significant supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey in the third quarter. Supply nevertheless remained limited, with most producers saying that they had little incremental availability, resulting in a limited number of export offers heard in the market throughout the quarter. Market participants were said to be closely watching the anticipated start-up of Enterprise's new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit towards the end of the quarter on hopes that that this would lead to easing in supply of feedstock propylene.
Demand for US PP was said to be stable and is not expected to see any major changes over the medium term. Participants expressed concern at the end of the quarter that demand may be imperiled by significant upward movement in prices stemming from the large jump in propylene feedstock prices seen throughout the quarter. US PP contracts are generally formula-based and are set at polymer grade propylene (PGP) values plus an adder. The arbitrage window between Asia and the US was open on paper during the closing weeks of the quarter but no major import volumes were heard in the market, as US buyers stated that the import offers they had received were not competitive once customs duties and inland freight costs were taken into consideration.
ICIS has a wealth of information on the domestic US market which can help you in your short- to medium term planning.
Products we offer include:
ICIS US Polypropylene price report - a weekly price report covering several grades of PP, including injection, raffia homopolymer, limited film grades and rock co-polymers. It also features price quotes for domestic material sold on a delivered (DEL) basis and export material sold on a free on board (FOB) basis.
Insights into the various factors influencing prices are covered, such as planned maintenance, schedules and outages. Use this report to understand price drivers and fluctuations, and as a benchmark in settling your contract prices. You will be able to access the pricing information online, via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS Polypropylene (PP) price forecast report – a concise, easy-to-read monthly report that covers current and forecast prices, raw materials prices, supply, demand and capacity information, regional import and export data, trade flow forecasts, and margins. Use our forecast report to gain access to the information you need to see where prices are heading.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polypropylene. 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.
Whether you are a buyer, producer or trader, the weekly ICIS US Polypropylene (PP) Margin report will help you understand how costs and prices affect product profitability.
This report is designed to complement the ICIS US Polypropylene price report by covering several models, including integrated PP production from refinery-sourced propylene, the dominant feedstock for PP production in the US. Other models include integrated PP production from naphtha and standalone (or non-integrated) PP production from polymer-grade propylene. With the growing significance of propane dehydrogenation (PDH) in the US, a theoretical model for integrated PP production from propane is also considered.
The models track various market factors, including feedstock prices and business cash costs, giving you a better understanding of market dynamics. They combine ICIS’s benchmark price assessments with plant manufacturing and feedstock yield data provided by Linde Engineering.
The PP Margin report enables you to:
- Review the weekly movements in variable costs and margins for integrated and standalone PP production
- Understand the various factors driving PP profits and anticipate their impact on your business.
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