For clear insight into the US polypropylene (PP) industry, you need in-depth pricing information direct from the region.
ICIS has a network of locally based experts, providing PP price assessments and analysis including a rolling 12 month forecast to support your short- and medium-term decisions.
Updated to Q2 2018
US polypropylene (PP) supply was tight over the second quarter as production problems hit LyondellBasell’s 638,000 tonnes/year PP plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana as well as the impact copolymer line at Total’s 1.224m tonnes/year plant in La Porte, Texas. As prices trended lower for most of the quarter, buyers rebuilt inventory levels depleted during a strong price run-up at the start of the year.
US PP demand was strong during the second quarter as prices trended lower through the first portion of the quarter. Buyers rebuilt inventories and raised their operating rates as economic conditions for converters improved as prices stepped back after hitting a 26-month high in January. Export demand was limited as US export prices were uncompetitive relative to global market prices during the quarter.
We offer the following regional Polypropylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Polypropylene marketplace.
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Polypropylene (PP) is one of the most versatile of the bulk polymers. Its intrinsic properties of high stiffness, good tensile strength, good processability and inertness towards acid
The main method of PP manufacture is by using refinery grade propylene (RGP), produced by a refinery, to convert to polymer grade propylene (PGP) through a superfractionation unit.
The ICIS Polypropylene (PP) USA price forecast report is a monthly publication that can be accessed via the Dashboard.
ICIS has a wealth of information on the domestic US market which can help you in your short- to medium term planning.
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ICIS US Polypropylene price report – a weekly price report covering several grades of PP, including injection, raffia homopolymer, limited film grades and rock co-polymers. It also features price quotes for domestic material sold on a delivered (DEL) basis and export material sold on a free on board (FOB) basis.
Insights into the various factors influencing prices are covered, such as planned maintenance, schedules and outages. Use this report to understand price drivers and fluctuations, and as a benchmark in settling your contract prices. You will be able to access the pricing information online, via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS Polypropylene (PP) price forecast report – a concise, easy-to-read monthly report that covers current and forecast prices, raw materials prices, supply, demand and capacity information, regional import and export data, trade flow forecasts, and margins. Use our forecast report to gain access to the information you need to see where prices are heading.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polypropylene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
Whether you are a buyer, producer or trader, the weekly ICIS US Polypropylene (PP) Margin report will help you understand how costs and prices affect product profitability.
This report is designed to complement the ICIS US Polypropylene price report by covering several models, including integrated PP production from refinery-sourced propylene, the dominant feedstock for PP production in the US. Other models include integrated PP production from naphtha and standalone (or non-integrated) PP production from polymer-grade propylene. With the growing significance of propane dehydrogenation (PDH) in the US, a theoretical model for integrated PP production from propane is also considered.
The models track various market factors, including feedstock prices and business cash costs, giving you a better understanding of market dynamics. They combine ICIS’s benchmark price assessments with plant manufacturing and feedstock yield data provided by Linde Engineering.
The PP Margin report enables you to: