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Understand the commercial and strategic drivers of PET and Recycled PET supply and demand, price forecasts and leading market trends.

Pinpoint value and manage risk with insights and proprietary data in PET markets

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin is one of the most widely used thermoplastic polymer resins. Extruded or moulded into plastic bottles, containers and trays, it is used to create rigid packaging for the food and consumer industry.

Whether you are a raw materials producer, a resin producer, a resin converter, an investor, and technology provider or in the recycle business, our commercially-focused insight and detailed proprietary data in PET markets, enables you to pinpoint value and manage risk in this extensive and complex global industry.

Recycle is now on everyone's agenda. PET is one of the most recyclable polymers, how this is likely to develop in the coming 3-5 years is key to our analysis of the PET and RPET industry.


Why is there turmoil in the PET industry?

Phil Marshall from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals discusses the 3 key trends causing turmoil in the PET market and the affect they will have on the industry. Learn about what they are and how they will affect the industry.

Features at a glance

We provide quarterly, monthly and weekly services.

Quarterly Services

PET Global Supply Demand Analytics Service - Strategic provides a numerical assessment of:

  • Recent and 10 year projection of PET demand, by end use and by country with regional and global summaries
  • Current PET producer capabilities and projected investments by country/region
  • Current and projected supply:demand balances giving an indication of net inter-regional trade and regional production volumes

PET Global Supply Demand Analytics Service - Tactical provides a numerical assessment of PET supply, demand and trade by quarter for up to 12 quarters. This service aims at offering more resolution of resin demand (allowing for seasonality), capacity changes and trade flows by region resulting in a projected PET production operating rate by quarter to aid short to mid-term tactical market planning.

The regions covered for the above two services are North America, South America, Africa, Middle East, West Europe, East Europe, Indian Subcontinent, China, North East Asia and Rest of Asia.

The PET Global Quarterly Price Forecast provides our view of projected PET, PX, PTA and MEG prices on a monthly basis for twelve months and quarterly for up to the next two years. This data is provided for the three key regions of US, EU and Asia.

The PET Global Quarterly Market Overview is designed to help you understand the issues driving PET resin demand, supply and inter-regional trade markets globally and in your region in chart format. It includes:

  • Concise summary of recent market developments
  • Regional and world demand summaries
  • Updates of capacity changes by region
  • Regional supply/demand balances, including inter-regional trade
  • Pricing history and trends
  • Rigid Packaging sustainability initiatives

Our PET Global Supply Demand - Trade Database & Matrix offers a quarterly record of PET trade flows, enabling you to analyse trends and potential opportunities that arise from inter-regional trade. 

  • Export data for most reporting PET producers, by country and by region
  • Import data for the principal importing nations by country and by region
  • World trade matrix with annual analysis of global trade flows
  • Interactive database allows you to make year on year comparisons and analyse the quarterly performance of each producer or importer nation

Monthly Service

PET Global Monthly Market Overview

Leading analysis of PET market developments help you understand the operating outlook, supported by analysis of major developments in demand, capacity and pricing worldwide, including leading contract reference prices. You'll receive:

  • National and/or regional pricing (PET and key raw materials)
  • PET resin demand and end use applications
  • Capacity changes and utilisation rates
  • Technology and new product developments
  • Trade flows, Regulations, ADD's and other key drivers to the industry
  • 12 month price forecast for raw materials and PET pricing in China

Weekly Service

PET Asia Weekly Market Overview

This provides an overview of the level of business and transactions involving PET resin in Asian markets, and additionally gives near-term price forecasts for exports.

The report includes:

  • Commentary in relation to spread over raw materials and the current spread relative to historical averages
  • Indicator pricing for PET resin exported to various regions of the world
  • Illustrative current spot and projected prices for raw materials (crude oil, PTA and MEG)
  • Forecast pricing for PET resin with summary analysis of changes and trends
Designed to help you:
  • Examine the outlook on production, prices and profitability for PET, its key feedstocks and end use markets
  • Understand the supply / demand outlook both globally and on a regional level
  • Identify inter-regional trade patterns and arbitrage opportunities
  • Understand end use consumption trends