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European polymers: supply shock forces prices higher


European polymers: supply shock forces prices higher

Report summary

An examination of the factors leading to a shortage of polyethylene and polypropylene supply in Europe, including an analysis on the impact on prices and our expectations of the likely impact on the industry in May.

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  • Executive Summary
  • Outages hit supply, place upwards pressure on prices
    • NW Europe discounted contract and spot ethylene prices 2014-2015
  • Near-term outlook: will supply rebound and prevent further price rises?

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Outages hit supply, place upwards pressure on prices
    • European steam cracker outages - April 2015
    • European polyethylene outages April 2015
    • European polymers: supply shock forces prices higher: Image 1
    • 2015 discounted NW Europe polymer prices
  • Near-term outlook: will supply rebound and prevent further price rises?
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