Since the beginning of 2021, the price of plastic resins has tended to decrease abnormally, and until now, the price of HDPE plastic has decreased slightly and the two types of LDPE and LLDPE have temporarily stabilized.
Due to China's change in imports of Polyolefins, a sharp decline since mid-March. This price drop is attributed to limited demand due to off-season, lower Dalian futures prices, and pressure from domestic price downward trend affecting PP and PE prices, there is a risk of a decrease this June.
Indonesian polypropylene (PP) producer Polytama Propindo has suspended PP allocations to its domestic contract customers, likely in anticipation of a disruption to its feedstock propylene supplies from a fire that hit state-owned Pertamina's 125,000 b/d Balongan refinery today.
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In Asia, PS prices headed north with support from rising spot styrene prices while ABS prices extended their gains into the second week. The earlier gains in crude oil futures as well as the ongoing supply tightness have also contributed to these recent gains.
Crude oil prices in the US have recently neared $20/bbl, a threshold not seen since February 2002. Players are now widely trying to gauge the impact of nosediving oil on PE markets and see whether the last times crude oil futures suffered enormous decreases back in 2016 and 2008-2009 can give a clue about the bottom of PE prices...
In Europe, PS sentiment appears to have turned cautious as players moved to the sidelines on the back of steep corrections on styrene monomer. Still, ABS players have remained unfazed by the upstream volatility, with the support from supply-demand dynamics.
PS and ABS markets in China and Southeast Asia made a strong start to the post-holiday period, while the pace of gains accelerated over the past week. Production upsets in the cold-hit US Gulf Coast fueled concerns over availability and surging spot styrene markets added to the bullish run.
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