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As Seen In Plastics Technology

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.

Market Prices effective mid-August 2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

July 2018 Resin Pricing Table

Prices Up for PP & PET; Flat for PE, PS, PVC
The upward trend for PP and PET continued, but at least PP prices likely have peaked.

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

PT resin Pricing July 2018

Prices Flat for PE, PS, PVC; Up for PP & PET
Last month's pricing trajectory was somewhat surprising with more eye openers possible for the July/August timeframe and beyond, as trade war looms.

polyethylene price trends

Mixed Bag for Prices of Volume Resins
Prices are up for PP, PET and nylon 66; flat-to-down for most others.

June 2018 resin prices

Prices of Six Volume Resins Flat-to-Down
Upward pricing for PP, PET, nylon 66 is in contrast with the other six volume resins.

PE prices

Commodity Resin Prices Mostly Flat to Down
PET and, possibly PP, are the exceptions.

PVC pipe prices

PP Bucks Flat-to-Down Trend for Commodity Resin Prices
Driving the general trajectory are lower cost feedstocks, improved monomer and polymer availability, and slowed exports, depending on the resin.

Market Prices Mid-April 2018

Mixed Bag for Commodity Resin Prices
Following price increases for most resins except PP, a flat-to-downward trajectory emerged.

resin pricing April 2018

Trajectory Switch in PE, PP Pricing? PS, PVC Prices Holding?
Going past the mid-month mark, pricing for four of the large volume commodity resins was still uncertain.

April 2018 Plastics Technology resin pricing

Pricing on Flat-to-Down Trajectory for Volume Resins
Sustaining some first quarter price hikes seems unlikely.

Market Prices Effective Mid March 2018

Volume Resin Prices Mostly Up
At the conclusion of the first quarter, the price trajectory was upward, except for PP and nylon 6.

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Polypropylene (including Copolymers)