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PE & PP Prices Down
A buyer’s market for both polyolefins could continue though this quarter and into the fourth. 

Resin Pricing Trends for August

Prices Down for Polyolefins & PET
A flat-to-downward pricing trajectory generally applies to all five major commodity resins going into August.

July resin prices

Prices of Polyolefins, PET Softer; PS, PVC Up for Short Term
Overall, supply outstripping demand likely to keep price trajectory flat-to-down.

June 2019 resin prices

Downward Pricing for Polyolefins, PET; Flat-to-Up for PS, PVC
Overall, slowed global demand and improved supply/demand balance scenarios are likely to keep prices of the five volume resins relatively stable.  

Resin Pricing Trends

Prices of Volume Resins Mostly Flat or Lower
PP, PVC are the exceptions, with prices on ‘short-term’ upward path.

June 2019 plastic resin prices

Generally Flat-to-Down for Prices of Volume Resins
PP, PVC are the exception with prices on ‘short-term’ upward trajectory.

Resin Pricing Trends for May

Prices Up for PE, PP, PS
An upward pricing trajectory could be short lived. PVC and PET prices are flat or lower.

April 2019 plastics resin pricing

Prices of PE, PP, PS Up; Flat-to-Down for PVC, PET
Potential for short-lived upward pricing trajectory possible for the polyolefins, PS.

May 2019 Plastic Resin Prices

Mixed Signals on Resin Prices
Prices of PE, PVC and PET were flat in March, while PP dropped and PS moved up.

March 2019 resin pricing

Mixed Bag for Prices of the Five Major Commodity Resins at Start of Q2
Prices of PE, PVC and PET roll over; PP drops; and PS moves up.

March 2019 Resin Prices

Flat or Lower Resin Prices—Except for PS, PVC
Lower prices of feedstocks, slowed demand, record-high inventories, and lower-priced imports impacted resin prices.

resin pricing February 2019

Prices of Volume Resins to End First Quarter Largely Flat-to-Down; PS & PVC Move Up
Decline in raw materials, slowed demand, record-high inventories and lower-priced imports in some cases impacted most resins.

March Resin Pricing Report

Commodity Resin Prices Bottom Out
Flat-to-upward pricing trajectory predicted for the five highest-volume commodity resins.  

Flat-to-Upward Pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC, and PET
The pricing trajectory appears to be flat-to-upwards for the five highest volume commodity resins moving to first quarter’s end. 

Resin Prices Reported February 2019

Prices Flat or Lower for Commodity Resins
Low feedstock prices, higher supplier inventories, and slowed demand are key drivers.

January 2019 resin prices

Lower Prices for PP, PS, PE, PET; Flat for PVC
Low feedstock prices, higher supplier inventories and slowed demand in most cases are key drivers.

January Resin Pricing

Volume Resin Prices Enter 2019 on Downward Path
Significant declines in feedstock prices, general year-end slowdown, and resin export/import issues contribute to this trend.

PE film

Commodity Resin Prices Generally Trending Downward Heading to Year's End
Falling raw material and feedstock costs are one common denominator driving prices of PP, PS, PVC and PET down, while PE is flat.

PET prices September 2018

Upward Pricing for Commodity Resins with Exception of PP; Flat Pricing Underway?
Higher feedstock prices, strong demand, and tariffs drive price hikes upwards for now.

resin prices mid-September 2018

Flat to Lower Pricing for Volume Resins— Except Nylons
Improved supply/demand balance in key feedstocks and resins is steering prices flat to lower, but not for nylons.

September 2018 plastics resin pricing

Pricing Trajectory is Flat-to-Down for Most Volume Resins
Nylons 6 and 66 are the key exceptions due to tightness of feedstock and resin.

Product Categories of Plastics Exchange, The

HDPE
LDPE
LLDPE
MDPE
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)