ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Polycarbonate markets.
Whichever regional markets you need to track, our independent price assessments and market coverage will keep you fully up-to-date so you can always negotiate with confidence.
Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of polycarbonate (PC) was ample in the third quarter as producers were heard to be running at strong rates on robust demand. The market was especially impacted by the increase of Asian imports into the US market. Asian suppliers were heard to be offering attractive, lower pricing for material in August and September, which applied some downward pressure on US-made material.
Demand for PC was steady but robust in the third quarter. US producers’ market share was affected during the quarter by more attractive pricing from Asia. Imports at significantly lower prices were heard in August and September, which put downward pressure on pricing for US-made material despite rising prices for feedstocks. Made-in-China tariffs were applied in some cases on imports, but distributors doubted that buyers would accept hikes.
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