Expert insights: Development of a robust polyethylene swaps market in Asia

Price risk is inherent in the Asian polyethylene (PE) industry because of the preponderance of spot transactions in the regional market and the greater volatility that implies, as compared with predominantly contract-based markets for many other petrochemicals.

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Download this paper for a better understanding of how industry players can manage price risks in the fast-moving Asian PE markets.

  • What’s driving the need to manage risks?
  • Who in the supply chain needs to hedge?
  • What is causing liquidity in the PE swaps market?
  • What instrument can be used by industry players?

"PE spot prices have become more volatile since the 2008 financial crisis because uncertainty in the global economy has made the price negotiation process more complex, and multiple economic and political factors now impact prices farther and farther downstream."

"Companies that buy or sell PE resins or finished products for long distance delivery will also need to hedge their PE price risks."

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