Stay abreast of the Middle East and south Asia polypropylene (PP) markets.
ICIS offers a wide range of information that can provide short-to-long term solutions for the fast-moving polypropylene industry – from pricing data, news and analysis, to supply and demand forecasts.
Updated to Q2 2020
Supply levels are set to rise following the resumption of normal operations at regional producer units after completion of maintenance activities that began in Q1. A drawdown in demand across Asian countries owing to lockdowns enforced in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is also likely to result in surplus Middle Eastern supplies. Dwindling global demand following the spread of the pandemic may prompt production cuts in Q2.
Middle Eastern demand may drop as business levels dwindle following lockdowns enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions imposed may affect demand for consumer and household goods, although grocery, foods and medication may be sought. The cutback in overall consumer demand will hamper packaging demand. There is a surge in demand for face masks made from PP, so a rise in demand for grades such as PP non-woven may temper the overall demand decline.
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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.
Use these reports to understand price drivers and fluctuations as well as a benchmark when settling contracts.
You can access the pricing information and historical pricing data online via the ICIS dashboard service.
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