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Polyethylene price increase postponed
Several major Polyethylene producers pushed off the intended implementation of their $.05/lb price increase from November to December - this increase was initially nominated for October.
Trade Reports November 2015

"PE contracts roll flat in November and the twice delayed $.05/lb increase is now slated for Dec."

"PE exports are still shipping at a rapid rate"

"LLDPE shipping volumes are challenged by soft international resin markets and the strong value of the US Dollar."

"Natural Gas futures eek out a small gain"

"Polyethylene trading remained active"

"LLDPE buyers procuring material for early Dec, getting ahead of any potential negotiating friction early next month when producers will attempt their 3rd shot at the nickel increase."

"LLDPE film grades were in good demand and prices rose"

"Given weak energy and international resin markets, traders are apprehensive and not looking to make large purchases without firm customer orders."


5 CENTS THE HOLY GRAIL "Polyethylene contracts will be steady in Nov and producers will instead pursue their $.05/lb price increase in Dec."

ATTEMPT TO HALT PRICE EROSION IS ON "PE contracts have been down a net $.13/lb during 2015, producers will try to pare the losses by implementing the delayed $.05/lb in December."


"Polyethylene volume was modestly higher"
Trade Reports November 2015


ONE SEER’S FORECAST “Polyethylene prices are not going to move upwards unless oil prices approach $60 a barrel, and early projections for 2016 are of prices in the $50 range.” The domestic PE price advantage has resulted in major buying domestically. Exports have largely stayed at a healthy 20%.

Trade Analyst November 2015


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