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Updated to Q3 2021
Availability is likely to remain stable through the quarter. A possible improvement in Asian demand later in the year may draw increased volumes and allocations from Middle East PP-based sellers. But a resurgence of the pandemic in key Asian countries, scarce containers and regional sellers’ ability to realise better netbacks in sales within the GCC because of high freight costs for exports would help boost supply to the region.
Demand in the GCC may improve on expectations of higher food packaging offtake in the summer holiday months of July and August. With most of the population likely to be confined within the region by travel restrictions, demand for single-use food packaging products may increase. PP demand in medical and hygiene applications is expected to remain stable. Late in Q3 there may also be an increase in demand in preparation for restocking for the year-end break.
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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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