ICIS has expanded its pricing coverage for Asian polyolefins by adding China daily prices and southeast Asia midweek indicative prices

02 September 2015

ICIS, a leading source of pricing intelligence for Asian polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), has launched China daily import price assessments and southeast Asia midweek indicative prices for key polyolefins grades, as part of an enhancement programme to enable subscribers to track price movements more regularly.

Asia remains a key driving force in global polyolefins. As the world’s largest PP and PE import market, China has significant influence globally, as buyers and sellers take their price direction from the country. In addition, consistent growth and low per capita plastics resins consumption in the emerging markets in Southeast Asia promise significant demand potential.

Thus, to further complement the existing ICIS benchmark Asian PE and PP weekly assessments published every Friday, ICIS now provide China daily import price assessments for film grades linear low density PE (LLDPE) and flat yarn (raffia) PP. These price assessments are denominated in US dollar and quoted on a CFR (cost and freight) China basis.

Meanwhile, ICIS is also introducing SE Asia midweek indicative prices. Published every Wednesday, these will be quoted on a CFR SE Asia dutiable basis for the following PE and PP grades:

  • LDPE Film
  • LLDPE Film
  • HDPE Film
  • HDPE Blow Moulding
  • HDPE injection
  • BOPP Film
  • IPP Film
  • PP flat yarn (raffia)
  • PP Injection
  • PP block copolymers (general purposes)
  • PP random copolymers (injection grades)

Subscribers to our Asian polyolefins pricing reports can now gain access to both the daily prices for China and midweek indicative prices for Southeast Asia via ICIS dashboard price alerts, as well as:

  • Weekly spot prices for commonly traded PP and PE grades
  • Feedstock prices and market updates
  • Commentary on trading activity, production news and supply/demand

For further information, please contact:

Natasha Pilapil
Marketing Manager, ICIS
Email: natasha.pilapil@icis.com

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You can rely on ICIS for your Asia Polyolefins pricing intelligence needs

ICIS provides dedicated pricing reports on Asia’s PP and PE markets, including the latest prices, market news and analyses. Whether you are a producer, seller or buyer, the reports will help you benchmark your transactions and further understand price drivers in the region. Dedicated coverage for southeast Asia is also available.

Both the Asian PP and PE reports include:

  • The newly added China import daily assessments and southeast Asia midweek indicative prices
  • Weekly spot prices for commonly traded PP and PE grades
  • Feedstock prices
  • Commentary on trading activity, production news and supply/demand
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