United States Polyolefins Market Dynamics

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29 October 2014

United States Polyolefins Market Dynamics

Report summary

US contract polyethylene (PE) prices have steadily increased for the past 2 years to record high levels, even though N America has become one of the world's low cost producers. US contract polypropylene (PP) prices, on the other hand, have been volatile and are also at high levels relative to international prices. Why is the US a low cost production region with high contract prices?

Table of contents

  • Background
    • Quality and Brand options
    • Price and supply assurance options
    • Polymer Price Risk Management Options – Hedging
      • Financially settled OTC collars versus a published index
      • OTC Options
      • Financially Settled OTC Polymer Swaps
      • Example of a HDPE Financially Settled OTC Swap
  • Looking Ahead

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  • US Polypropylene Inventory

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