Market Advisory Service - Europe Plastics & Polymers

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The global polymer industry is facing disruptive realities. Unprecedented overcapacity amid slowing demand growth will continue to depress operating rates and compress profitability through the value chain. European players face withering cost pressure due to the Russian gas supply ban and additional challenges from circularity, and energy transition that require a long-term strategic reset. Also, the growth in recycled polymers is adding new challenges to the market. Geopolitical tensions and trade policies continue to shape the global supply chain landscape, making the trade dynamics a crucial area of focus. Moreover, the impact of the new capacities will keep clouding the global business and the economic health of polymer producers in Europe.

Comprehensive monthly market price, supply, demand, and trade data and analysis for:

  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate, Bottle Resin (PET)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Strategic Analysis

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Europe Polymers and Plastics Report provides comprehensive coverage of commodity plastics (polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene and expanded polystyrene (PS & EPS), and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET)) in Europe. The report provides a detailed analysis of the supply and demand fundamentals impacting prices, margins, and trade. Clients are provided a mid-month report, a monthly summary report, focus pieces, and webinars. Clients are also encouraged to have regular dialogues with their regional experts.

Understanding both short-term and long-term price forecasts is critical to successful budget planning. Let our market experts help plan for the unexpected through regular client interactions.

Key Features

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook


Contract and spot price summary with a brief review of current market conditions

  • Polyethylene
  • PET
  • LDPE
  • Polypropylene
  • HDPE
  • Polystyrene
  • PVC


This report provides comprehensive insights into price dynamics, profit margins, trade considerations, and operational challenges affecting the industry. It discusses the current supply and demand conditions for resin and end-use markets, analyzes purchasing trends, forecasts change in polymer and end-use product inventory, and assesses events that may impact future markets.
Publication Timing: First week of the month


This report provides a mid-month market update and analysis of economic concerns and operational issues impacting the industry, as well as pricing and margin information of the covered polymers.
Publication Timing: Near Mid-month


This report delves into further research on crucial and current challenges confronting the plastics industry. Previous areas of analysis encompass topics such as recycling markets, trade conflicts, the effects of weather events, and other pertinent industry issues.
Publication Timing: Periodic


Personal telephone and/or email discussions, and meetings on the subject matter covered in the monthly report.


Clients are invited to join regular global webinars on PE and PP alternate, featuring access to experts worldwide. These one-hour presentations, including Q&A sessions, involve subject matter experts discussing significant trends in their respective regions. Updates on pricing forecasts and supply-demand balances are also provided.

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