Europe PP producers increase September export prices for CIS markets

08 September 2016 10:09 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--European polypropylene (PP) producers are targeting a €20-40/tonne September price hike for export into the CIS countries on higher feedstock cost, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The September contract price of propylene in Europe was agreed up by €20/tonne from August.

Negotiations on September prices of European PP began at the end of last week.

Many market participants reported that all European producers announced a price rise for September PP delivery, ranging from €20-40/tonne depending on grade and producer.

Deals for homopolymer PP for September delivery into CIS markets were discussed this week in a fairly wide range of €950-1,060/tonne FCA (free carrier), while a month earlier the deals were agreed in the range of €910-1,040/tonne.

Some producers had restrictions on homopolymer PP delivery in August but that was not evident this month.

Deals for PP block copolymers are discussed a range of €1,080-1,150 /tonne FCA, on average up by €20/tonne from the level in August.

Negotiations on September shipment of PP random copolymers are done in the range of €1,115-1,180/tonne.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev