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Prices of Volume Resins Bottom Out
Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out
The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter
Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next
Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.

Prices of Volume Resins Flat to Down
Key drivers for the trajectory of resin prices include supply outpacing demand, lower feedstock costs, and uncertainty about coronavirus effects.

No Major Production Cutbacks of Material or Downstream Products Yet
Production at resin suppliers and plastics processors still going strong in the first week of fast-paced coronavirus life disruptions.

Flat to Higher Pricing for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET
The trajectory for resin pricing going into the second quarter is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

Prices Bottom Out for PE & PP? Up for PS, Flat-to-Down for PVC & PET
Drivers include parity with global prices, ample supplies and higher raw material costs in some instances.

Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher
Going into second quarter, the resin pricing trajectory is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink
Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down
Feedstock costs are lower, supply is outpacing demand, and overall global demand has slowed.

Volume Resin Prices Down-to-Flat Going into First Quarter of 2020
Prices of polyolefins, PS, PVC could bottom out; PET, nylon 6 could drop further while flat to modestly down trajectory projected for ABS, PC, and nylon 66. 

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins
Global demand slowdown and oversupply end the year with a buyers’ market.

November 2019 resin pricing

Lower Prices for Five Volume Commodity Resins
Global demand slowdown and in some cases oversupply are ending the year with a buyers’ market. 

Saudi Aramco Khurais oil field

Downward Pricing Pressure for Commodity Resins this Quarter
Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, lower global prices could serve to push down prices of most commodity resins.

Resin Pricing Trends

Prices for Nearly All Volume Resins Down
Flat pricing projected in fourth quarter for volume resins.

Resin Pricing Trends for October

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead
Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.

resin pricing September 2019

Generally Flat Pricing Projected for Volume Resins Heading into 4th Quarter
PET and nylons 6 and 66 could see further downward pricing

Resin Pricing Trends

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead
Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.

ExxonMobil Chemical Baytown

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.

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HDPE
LDPE
LLDPE
MDPE
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)