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Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Market Prices, Forecasts, and Analysis

Market Update

April 2022

Supply in April improved due to lower demand in some markets and an ease in production issues. The strong demand last year and production issues caused severe shortages.

The better supply picture during the past few weeks has allowed buyers to negotiate down some of the highest offers by suppliers. But for many, the shortages persist, such as for special grades and compounds, because of the lack of availability of additives, including flame retardants and glass fiber, persists.

While supply has improved from the critical shortages, the market is far from being balanced. There are some factors that continue to keep supply tight, one is the lack of imports from Asia. The high freight costs and disruption causing lead times reduced imports which is keeping availability lower than before the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the latest surge in energy prices caused a jump in costs, by pushing up fuel prices, electricity prices, and supporting raw material costs. As the war in the Ukraine continues to cause volatility in both oil and gas prices, both remaining above pre-pandemic levels, a major downward adjustment is still the least likely scenario, despite the recent big price increases.

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The GC Intelligence™ Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Market Prices, Forecasts, and Analysis report is published during the first month of every quarter. The report contains market analysis, prices and forecasts of several grades, namely GF30 FR, GF30 and Unfilled PBT.

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