|2020-01-09 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据ICIS网站1月7日伦敦报道 较低的烯烃和聚合物价格使得12月美国IPEX指数下跌2.66%，全球指数下跌0.45%，至204.66。
王磊 摘译自 ICIS
US December IPEX down nearly 3% on sharply lower ethylene, PE prices
Lower olefins and polymers prices pushed the US IPEX down in December by 2.66%, helping to lower the global index value by 0.45% to 204.66.
The US index was down 2.66% month on month at 194.48.
US ethylene and polyethylene (PE) prices for December were under pressure from increased available supply.
Spot ethylene prices fell steadily in November and December, compared with September and October, highs that had been driven by production issues.
Cracker start ups and rate increases lifted supply towards the year end.
There was a twin (November and December) ethylene contract settlement for US ethylene agreed at the start of January 2020.
Globally, markets were weak in December as customers ran down inventories towards the year end against the backdrop of weaker manufacturing industry demand and largely plentiful supply.
The rising oil price buoyed aromatics prices as shown in the sharp increase month to month in December for benzene in northwest Europe and northeast Asia.
IPEX values are subject to change at a later date as contract prices settle.
US paraxylene has yet to settle for December.
Elsewhere, there were monthly price rollovers for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in northwest Europe and for styrene and polystyrene (PS) in the US.