PC extrusion prices climbed in July 2021 by €120/mt from June on the back of persistent supply shortages.
Buyers have had to endure yet another increase, taking values for some close to €3,000/mt.
The global polycarbonate (PC) market experienced supply issues for months, causing critical shortages during a period of strong demand.
As prices reach high levels and costs retreat, the upside is easing, but a retreat will probably no happen any times soon.
PC extrusion prices climbed because the pandemic continues to create many distortions on both demand and supply.
It will take time, probably well into 2022, before the PC market wills start to return to balance.