|2020-01-09 來源： 中國石化新聞網|
????中國石化新聞網訊 據ICIS網站1月7日倫敦報道 較低的烯烴和聚合物價格使得12月美國IPEX指數下跌2.66%，全球指數下跌0.45%，至204.66。
????王磊 摘譯自 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.