Market Advisory Service - Global Polymers & Plastics

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

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

The global plastics’ market has never been more dynamic in a post-Covid world where demand is adjusting to a new normal with the return of a sustainability focus in most regions. Mainland China continues to dominate global growth in terms of both capacity and domestic demand for most plastics, impacting current and future trade trends. Higher-cost regions will be challenged to compete with lower-cost, world-scale assets being built in places like North America and the Middle East. Older assets without feedstock advantages will be challenged in the coming years to focus on higher-value local markets and defend against cost-advantaged imports. Rationalization of older, smaller, and higher-cost assets appears to be inevitable. Ultimately, there could be a benefit of range-bound pricing for most plastics that could support increased demand for plastics despite intense competition from other materials like metal and paper. Lastly, plastics will continue to have to address the waste issue as increased recycling rates are expected in all regions.

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

  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • 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 Global 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 The Americas, West Europe and Asia. The report provides a detailed analysis of the supply and demand fundamentals impacting prices, margins, and trade. The report is a culmination of expert views from all corners of the globe covering their respective markets tying into a global marketplace. Clients are provided weekly updates, a mid-month report, a monthly summary report, focus pieces, and global 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 weekly summary includes spot prices for key PE grades (HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE) and PP homopolymer across North America, South America, West Europe, and Asia Pacific. Additionally, concise bullet points highlight key trends in each region.
Publication Timing: Friday with adjustments for holidays


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 offers a thorough analysis of economic challenges and operational considerations affecting the industry. It also presents trade data for significant resin-producing and consuming countries.
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.


Short-term production news updates, production statistics, plant-by-plant operating schedules, and long-term structural supply changes. End-use analysis across the diverse range of end-use sectors plus macro industry trend analysis.

  • Mexico
  • Northeast Asia
  • United States
  • Canada
  • West Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate, Bottle Resin (PET)


Trade statistics, global trade analysis, freight estimates, tariffs, and sanction tracking.


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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