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Updated to Q4 2018
The year ended with the declaration of force majeure out of Indorama Ventures’ Rotterdam plant in The Netherlands. This followed a hot oil leak and other technical problems at its 426,000 tonne/year site. Neo Group in Klaipeda, Lithuania, had planned maintenance on one of its three 160,000 tonne/year PET lines from end October to the middle of November. Novapet’s 130,000 tonne/year Barbastro, Spain line had scheduled maintenance on this, the largest of its three lines in October and December.
A combination of the end of the peak summer season and the arrival of import volumes deadened October demand. Sales remained subdued in November, a time of macroeconomic turmoil that had customers monitoring the downfall of prices in other regions. Imports featured in November too, further impacting domestic sales. By the end of December, demand for domestic product had depleted, as buyers awaited arrivals from other regions.
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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) exists both as an amorphous (transparent) and a semi-crystalline (opaque and white) thermoplastic, and can be made into either a resin or a film.
The ICIS European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) report is used in price negotiations and included in contracts across the continent. It is packed with information about monthly spot and price developments.
We include shutdowns, production problems, new plants, and how upstream and downstream factors impact the market.
There are five price ranges covering bottle and film grade PET.
The bottle and film grade, free delivered (FD) West Europe, and the bottle grade FD East Europe quotes show a round-up of what has happened during the current month, up to and including the last Friday of the month.
We have a weekly FD Europe price range that includes spot business and regular business settled on an individual basis between European suppliers and their customers.
The ex-works Russia rouble per tonne price has a handy conversion into euro.
The monthly contract prices for feedstocks purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) are included for reference.
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.
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.