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MARKET NEWS October
LLDPE Resin – Plastic industry analysts are reporting PE resin pricing flat for October (no change).
Trade Reporter October 2014

 

Resin producer’s profits surge. Exxon, the biggest U.S. oil company, posted a surprise increase in profit thanks to a 38 percent increase in profit from turning oil and gas into fuels and chemicals. Low oil and gas prices make for low raw material costs — and higher profit — for refining and chemical operations, which turn oil and gas into fuels and chemicals
Trade News October 2014

 

Polyethylene market activity was subdued; fresh producer offers were spotty and prices held steady. There was a better flow of product, particularly film grades and those prices were softer. Lower energy and feedstock costs will eventually drive resin pricing down, thus buyers have slowed purchases in anticipation.
Trade Reports October 2014

Usually bullish, Goldman Sachs is changing its tune about oil. The widely followed investment bank is now predicting oil prices will fall another $10, ultimately dropping to $70 a barrel in 2015. Largely, Goldman believes rising production will outpace demand.
Business News October 2014

 

Lyondell Basell, the world’s biggest maker of polypropylene plastic is reporting tight markets for its products. The fundamentals of the U.S. chemical industry have remained favorable in October. Competitors plant outages are keeping products such as polyethylene in short supply and prices high, Under these conditions, prices don’t fall very quickly. The supply chain is tight at this point, and the U.S. economy is doing well.
Trade News October 2014

"resin trading remained slow; in sharp contrast to the active first half of October, transacted volumes were below average for the second week in a row. Although energy and feedstock prices have come off considerably, producers have been reluctant to drop Prime resin prices here in the US."

"October PE contracts are flat."

"Prices for the major energy products continued to drop"

"Ethylene prices dropped again in active trading"

"Polyethylene market activity was subdued; fresh producer Prime railcar offers were sporadic and prices were steady"

"A few PE reactor outages are still keeping supplies of some grades snug"

"For the second week in a row spot resin trading left something to be desired; both buyers and seller shave shied away from the market. Although the marketplace is not awash in resin, lower energy and feedstock costs"

"has tipped market sentiment into negative territory. Processors are holding off purchases as they anticipate lower prices ahead,"

"It has been a long time since the domestic resin market has seen a price decrease; we believe one is warranted in November for both Polyethylene and Polypropylene."

 

"While cost increases seem to pass through quickly, it seems to take some time for lower costs to work their way downstream in the form of price decreases, but hope springs eternal."

 

“We don’t know what the maximum [PE price] is, but we clearly recognize that in North America we are probably approaching that point.”

 

Dow Chemical earned 72 cents per share for the third quarter, 4 cents above estimates, with revenue above consensus as well. Dow was helped by higher sales in plastics and performance materials.
Business News October 2014

 

FOIL - Increase announcements (HFA) (Pactiv) (Western Plastics) (D&W) (Reynolds) (Durable) (Penny Plates)

 

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Aluminum suppliers consolidation continues apace (Read letter)

 

US Aluminum producer Alcoa just reported a big increase in third-quarter earnings on higher aluminum prices as it cited stronger demand in some industrial segments. Net income leaped roughly six-fold from a year ago to $149m, a jump fuelled in part by a 16.4% rise in its average aluminum price.
Trade reports October 2014

 

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