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Updated to Q1 2020
PET supply in Latin America in the first quarter of 2020 is expected to remain long, as Mexico and Asia continue to target Central and South American buyers to reduce inventories. Downward pressure on PET prices may continue if the global economies remain slow on the back of the prolonged US-China trade war and if buying interest remains limited.
PET demand in Latin America in the first quarter of 2020 is expected to be sluggish on the back of the global slowdown affecting the resin market and the political and economic issues taking place in several Latin American countries. It is doubtful that demand could show significant improvement towards the mid-quarter amid summer in South America. Business will likely be seasonally slow in Mexico during the winter.
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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.
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