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Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) improved in the third quarter on the restart of a major US plant in July that had been shut since Q4 2017. New owner Far Eastern New Century (FENC) ramped up to full operating rates by the end of the quarter, bringing supply relief to a tight market. Imports continued to flood into the market at higher year-on-year rates despite a US antidumping probe as supply was much needed.
Demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) remained very strong in the third quarter amid peak consumption season and sustained hot weather across North America. Buyers locked in supply amid tight resin inventories despite higher prices for resin. Prices remained significantly elevated from previous peak seasons on the back of snug supply, feedstock supply volatility and high crude prices. High demand continued through the end of the quarter from both domestic producers and imports.
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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 weekly report for polyethylene terephthalate or PET and intermediates covers contract prices for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and bottle-grade PET.
The text of the report covers monthly price discussions and nominations, demand, supply outages and feedstocks.
ICIS receives input from both buyers and sellers in order to make our price assessment to the US PET market.
US contract prices for PTA or polyethylene terephthalate intermediate are established on a monthly basis by a formula based on feedstock paraxylene prices.
Because the price of US feedstock is closely linked to the paraxylenes and the PTA chain in Asia, the US report benefits from ICIS’ extensive and global market coverage.
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