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  • EURO AREA ANNUAL INFLATION INCREASES TO 8.6%
    Euro Area annual inflation incerases to 8.6% in June compared to 8.1% in May, according to Eurostat. Unsursprisingly energy prices was the major component driving inflation up, registering an increase…
  • PC PRICES POST DECREASES IN JUNE
    PC prices post decreases in June versus May regardless of cost pressures, according to the latest assessments by GC Intelligence. Polycarbonate (PC) buyers up until recently have experienced a prolonged…
  • PMMA PRODUCERS EXPERIENCE MORE PRESSURE
    PMMA producers experience more pressure from higher energy costs in June in Europe after another spike in gas prices. With players along the value chain operating with extremely thin margins,…
  • DEMAND IS DECREASING SUBSTANTIALLY IN EUROPE
    Demand is decreasing substantially in Europe in June across most polymer markets amid a multitude of pressures. With energy prices remaining firm, producers’ margins could suffer a major squeeze. Prices…

MONTHLY MARKET UPDATES
Car engine

Nylon 6/66 (PA6/66)

The forecasts were revised slightly down in May. Prices on all grades were revised… [read]

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Supply was increasing fast in May in Europe due to several factors. The fall in demand…[read]

Lego
Polycarbonate roof

Polycarbonate (PC)

Prices showed unexpected weakness in May across all segments due to lower…[read]

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

Demand was subdued in May, likely because of inflationary pressures and supply chain…[read]

PMMA
refrigerator tray

Polystyrene (PS)

The market in May remains challenging due to offsetting trends. The base forecasts point to falling…[read]

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

Supply in April improved due to lower demand in some markets and an ease in production issues….[read]

SAN

Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)

Availability has gradually been increasing and the market has become oversupplied in May…[read]

Polyoxymethylene (POM)

Demand in April remained strong in Europe even if some markets were under pressure…[read]

POM Plastic
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