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Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market Prices, Forecasts, and Analysis

Market Update

November 2022

The forecasts show corrections until January, a downside driven largely by lower energy costs and weak demand. A seasonal slowdown and pressure to destock before the end of the year is expected to extend the market weakness in December.

The downward momentum will most probably continue in January. A pause during the spring supported by persistent high energy costs will ease the downside.

Inflationary pressures will prevent a recovery. At the tail end of the forecast and after the peak spring season, prices will continue their downward direction. But a prolonged energy crisis in Europe and higher costs should prevent prices from posting bigger losses.

During the forecast period, suppliers will continue keep production rates low and some could even shut down more facilities. The price gap will remain wide between European suppliers struggling under the weight of high energy costs and the more attractive imports.

An alternative scenario will see more shutdowns of production plants increasing the risk of severe tightness if demand rebounds. But for now, a recovery in demand, while possible, remains unlikely amid volatility in energy costs, inflation, and low demand in China.

The market update is an exerpt fromt the monthly report.

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The GC Intelligence™ Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market Prices, Forecasts, and Analysis report is published during the third week of the month. The report provides market insights and analysis and tracks High Impact, Injection Moulding, and Extrusion PMMA prices.

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