PODCAST: Asia, Mideast PP prices surge on tight supply amid US disruptions

Author: Jasmine Khoo

2021/02/23

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Polypropylene (PP) prices in Asia and the Middle East have surged on the back of tight supply following recent winter storm-related plant outages in the US.

In this episode of the ICIS Asia podcast, senior editor manager Veena Pathare - editor in charge of the Middle East and south Asian PP markets - speaks with senior consultant John Richardson on recent supply and demand trends.

  • Unplanned production losses in the US may tighten global supply further
  • Shortage in container availability persists; freight rates stay high
  • PP demand remains robust amid pandemic