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Updated to Q2 2018
GCC polypropylene (PP) supply in the second quarter improved on completion of maintenance activities at regional units. Availability was capped by a lack of inventories and robust demand from Asian markets. Prices edged up early in the quarter on limited availability following stronger Chinese uptake. Supply to the East Mediterranean also remained curtailed on limited inventories and stronger Asian lifting, that lent some support to early Q2 prices, but further gains were curbed by Ramadan and weak finished goods sales to Iraq.
GCC demand strengthened in the early second quarter, prompted by a need to build up stocks ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan – a traditionally lean period for most polymer purchases. Demand tapered off mid-May onwards with the beginning of Ramadan to recover in end-June, after the Eid holidays. Demand in the East Mediterranean continued to remain mostly weak, capped by the difficult political landscape in Iraq, a major market for finished goods in the region.
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ICIS Middle East/south Asia Polypropylene (PP) price report
ICIS publishes a weekly report for the Middle East and south Asia PP markets, covering the latest prices, market news and analysis.
The report includes assessments for commonly traded grades – raffia, fibre, injection film, flat yarn and block copolymer
Insights into the various factors influencing prices are also covered such as downstream plastics and upstream propylene markets, planned maintenance, schedules and outages. Commentaries for China and Europe are also available to give you a better understanding of PP trading activities.
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