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The German commodity plastics market:
Suppliers strive to pass on costs in May

31 May 2018 − 

Business in May did not always entirely satisfy suppliers of standard commodity plastics – which was partly owed to the numerous bank holidays and bridging days.

Order levels were not bad but also nothing special, said respondents.

As EUWID discovered, increased contract quotes for ethylene and propylene did not necessarily impact on PE and PP. Buyers were paying less for PS in May, thanks to falling prices for the upstream product.

PVC remained unchanged or rose slightly.

 

    This is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the German commodity plastics market. The complete article and the EUWID Price Watch Commodity Plastics for May is published in EUWID Packaging Markets 11/2018. 

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