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LEVELLED OFF: PA6 Prices Post Rollovers

August 21, 2020

Seller were not able to pass on the increases in costs amid weak fundamentals.

Nylon 6 (PA6) prices in Europe posted rollovers from July to August, according to GC Intelligence price assessments.

Sellers tried to achieve increases, citing improving demand and higher costs. However, current market conditions failed to support any increases.

Demand is slowly moving in the right direction in most market segments. However, demand from the automotive sector failed to gain traction in August amid a persistent stocks overhang.

The summer slowdown also fuelled the downward pressure in August.

Meanwhile, players report an active spot market, which suggests oversupply.

Nevertheless, the rollovers in August marked an end to a prolonged downward trend that started since the end of 2018.

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