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Updated to Q4 2020
Q4 supply in Latin America is likely to become more balanced as regional suppliers have begun to export resins to the US following force majeure declarations on MEG and PET due to damage caused by Hurricane Laura. Supply may start the quarter somewhat tight as convertors prepare for pre-form production ahead of the summer.
Q4 demand is expected to improve ahead of the warmer temperatures in South America and a period of sluggish activity in Q3 after months of quarantine measures that weakened purchasing power. Demand in Mexico may also improve ahead of the holiday season, but reduced tourism due to the pandemic may continue to limit PET consumption.
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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 Latin American Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) report covers domestic and spot prices in the region.
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To prepare the Latin American PET report, ICIS talks to buyers, producers and traders throughout the region. ICIS also includes a brief comment on other global regions which play a role in developments in Latin America. A continuous dialogue is maintained week to week with market participants.
Our PET report stands out because unlike our competitors ICIS publishes weekly.
ICIS communicates with participants on both sides of negotiations. Buyer and trader commentary is also very relevant to the PET market and to our reports.
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