December PE increases exceed ethylene hike in Europe

As reported on, December PE prices have emerged higher across Europe over the past week, supported by firmer upstream costs. Sellers are aiming for increases larger than the hike of €22.5/ton in ethylene contracts, pointing to the prevailing supply constraints for PE. A South European producer is giving offers for their December PE contracts […]

Import PE prices near to par with ethylene in China

In China, import PE prices closed last week with further decreases stemming from stagnant demand and sufficient supply, according to ChemOrbis. These reductions brought import PE prices near to par with ethylene and offers even slightly below spot ethylene prices were reported for HDPE blow moulding as reported on Several Asian producers confirmed that […]

October PE prices emerge lower across Asia

Following a softening pattern in September, October offers have also started to be revealed with decreases again across Asian PE markets as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Players in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam are all reporting receiving new offers for October shipments with decreases of $20-30/ton on the month. In China, where […]