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Gareth Lamb

PET Analyst

Gareth joined Czarnikow in 2021 and is Czarnikow’s PET analyst and recycling specialist. As well as regularly reporting on key market trends and dynamics, Gareth is also developing new research products and analytics within the PET and rPET space. Prior to joining Czarnikow, Gareth led Wood Mackenzie’s PET research service and was Senior Consultant at IHS Markit, working within the petrochemical consulting team. Dr. Lamb graduated from the University of St Andrews with a PhD in organometallic chemistry; and has a masters of Chemistry degree from the University of Liverpool.

PET
  • June 18, 2024

European PET Resin Prices Firm, Potential Demand Squeeze Anticipated in July

Insight Focus European PET resin producer sales steadily improve, spot...

PET
  • June 17, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Continued Escalation in Ocean Freight Denting Chinese PET Resin Demand

Insight Focus PTA futures lifted by a rebound in upstream costs, as PT...

PET
  • June 10, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Weak Market Fundamentals Drag on Chinese PET Resin Profitability

Insight Focus PTA futures see a sharp decline as upstream costs drop a...

PET
  • June 5, 2024

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Exports Remain Elevated in April

Insight Focus China PET export levels keep elevated in April, exports ...

PET
  • June 3, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asia PET Resin Export Margins Pressured by Crazy Container Market

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures see further gains due to lower spot ...

PET
  • May 28, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Container Rates Surge as Crisis Threatens Impacting Asia PET Resin Exports

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures continue to rebound, lifted by recen...

PET
  • May 20, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: As Another Container Freight Crisis Builds, Can PET Resin Prices Hold Current Range?

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures see first rises in weeks, lifted by ...

PET
  • May 13, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian Freight Disruption Impacts PET Resin Exports as Buyers Face Delays and Price Risk

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures continued to slump, despite improved...

PET
  • May 3, 2024

European PET Market View: Despite Recent Price Drop Warmer Weather Buoys European PET Market

Insight Focus European PET resin demand strengthens with warmer weathe...

PET
  • April 29, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Record Chinese PET Resin Export Volumes Offset by New Capacity and Slower Domestic Sales

Insight Focus PTA prices decline on weaker upstream costs, PTA fundame...

PET
  • April 26, 2024

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Exports Hit Another All-Time High in Q1’24

Insight Focus Recent massive capacity expansion fuelling a surge in Ch...

PET
  • April 22, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Strengthen Slightly Despite Crude Oil Weakness

China’s PET resin export prices physical differential to feedsto...

PET
  • April 15, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Export Margins Threatened by New Capacity, Trade Barriers, Volatile Freight

Insight Focus PTA pricing constrained by high inventory despite improv...

PET
  • April 8, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Margins Kept in Check by Structural Oversupply

Insight Focus PTA futures buoyed by higher upstream costs, steadily im...

PET
  • March 28, 2024

European PET Market View: Can European PET Prices Sustain Faced with Fresh Production and Imports?

Insight Focus European PET industry staged a dramatic come-back in Q1,...

PET
  • March 25, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Will Chinese PET Resin Margin Recovery Continue into April?

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures decline as oversupply in both market...

PET
  • March 22, 2024

PET Resin Trade Flows: Asian PET Resin Exports Make Gains Despite Increased Trade Barriers

Insight Focus EU PET resin imports post record year even with ADD inve...

PET
  • March 18, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Resurgent Crude Lifts PTA Futures and PET Resin Export Prices

Insight Focus PTA Futures follow rising crude prices higher, despite a...

PET
  • March 11, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Weaker Raw Materials Drag on PET Resin Export Prices as Seasonal Demand Renews

Insight Focus PTA Futures finish week on the back-foot, as both upstre...

PET
  • March 4, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Oversupply Amplified As Lines Restart and New Capacity Added

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures retreat on slow downstream demand an...

PET
  • February 26, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Export Prices Reopen on Weaker Footing Post-New Year Break

Insight Focus PTA and MEG reopen marginally higher following Chinese N...

PET
  • February 21, 2024

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Price Recovery Strengthens on Alpek UK FM

Insight Focus European PET prices continued to strengthen following Al...

PET
  • February 12, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Crude Leaps as Ceasefire Deal Rejected Lifting PTA Futures and PET Resin Prices

Insight Focus PTA futures rise on higher crude as Gaza hope for immine...

PET
  • February 9, 2024

PET Resin Trade Flows: Despite Freight Disruption Chinese PET Resin Exports End 2023 on High

Insight Focus Chinese PET resin exports post another record year in te...

PET
  • February 5, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Retreat and PET Resin Prices Ease on Potential Gaza Ceasefire Deal

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures retreat as a potential Gaza ceasefir...

PET
  • January 29, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Resin Export Prices Climb on Higher Crude Following Attacks

Insight Focus Crude oil prices surge on further escalation in the Midd...

PET
  • January 26, 2024

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Producers Poised to Restart Lines Ahead of Pre-Season

Insight Focus European PET prices rallied in January following Red Sea...

PET
  • January 22, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Resin Export Prices Firm As Red Sea Disruption Escalates

Insight Focus PTA Futures lifted by higher upstream costs amid weakeni...

PET
  • January 15, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Red Sea Disruption Puts PET Resin Supply Security Back in Focus

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures fall on easing polyester rates and m...

PET
  • January 12, 2024

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Expansion Pushes Exports to New Highs

Insight Focus Chinese PET resin producers post bumper November export ...

PET
  • January 8, 2024

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Global Shipping Rates Rocket on Red Sea Crisis, Disrupting PET Resin Export Flows

Insight Focus PTA Futures follow crude flux as fundamentals remain rel...

PET
  • December 21, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Prices Poised to Rise Following Red Sea Attacks

Insight Focus European market faces off-season lull and uncertainty fo...

PET
  • December 18, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Next Wave of Chinese PET Resin Capacity Threatens New Year Recovery

Insight Focus PTA Futures flat declined as PX prices weakened, crude r...

PET
  • December 14, 2023

China PET Resin Export Price Outlook: Navigating Price Shifts in Chinese PET Resin Amidst Oversupply Challenges

Insight Focus Chinese PET export prices stabilise, improving S/D balan...

PET
  • December 13, 2023

Middle East Embraces rPET in Food and Beverage Packaging

Insight Focus Middle East is witnessing a significant shift towards in...

PET
  • December 11, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Margins Steadily Improve, Oversupply May Constrain Upside

Insight Focus PTA Futures flat as crude downside countered by slight P...

PET
  • December 6, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Exports on Track for Another Record Year

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports on track for another record year dri...

PET
  • December 4, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Resin Export Prices Bottom Out, Low Margins Remain

Insight Focus PTA Futures stymied by an underwhelming OPEC+ meeting an...

PET
  • November 27, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Producers Lacking Sales Momentum as YE Approaches

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures drop on broader Chinese chemicals ma...

PET
  • November 24, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Buyers Rush to Secure Volume Amid Shutdown Threat

Insight Focus European PET resin sales improve in Nov/Dec, economic ou...

PET
  • November 20, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Can China’s PET Resin Margins Recover Ahead of New Year?

Insight Focus PTA Futures rally driven higher by tighter supply and po...

PET
  • November 17, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Asian Producers Under Pressure from Chinese PET Resin in Home Markets

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports post record Sept levels, sales press...

PET
  • November 13, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Margins Pinned Down Lacking Demand Support

Insight Focus PTA Futures soften as crude prices continue to fall back...

PET
  • November 6, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Decline in Forward Premiums for PET Exports Sees Margins Lower for Longer

Insight Focus PTA Futures rise as supply constrained by unplanned main...

PET
  • October 30, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Physical Differential Falls Toward Zero as Feedstock Costs Rise

Insight Focus Both PTA and MEG futures prices edge up slightly over th...

PET
  • October 23, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Turnarounds Alleviate Pressure As Margins See Partial Recovery

Insight Focus PTA Futures see only modest gains, despite resurgent cru...

PET
  • October 20, 2023

European PET Market View: Will JBF’s Shutdown See Other PET Producers Follow Suit?

Insight Focus JBF Belgium announces ‘temporary’ shutdown d...

PET
  • October 17, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Prices Slump as Raw Material Futures Rattled by Volatile Crude Markets

Insight Focus PTA futures fell sharply on the market re-opening, follo...

PET
  • October 17, 2023

Can Digital Deposit Return Schemes Turbo Charge Collection?

Insight Focus EU targets 90% beverage bottle collection by 2029; curre...

PET
  • October 10, 2023

Global PET Resin Trade Matrix

Cz’s Global PET Resin Trade Matrix gives valuable insight into t...

PET
  • October 5, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Exports Experience Late Summer Surge

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports jumped higher in August bucking mid-...

PET
  • October 2, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: What’s In-Store for Chinese PET After Golden Week Break?

Insight Focus PTA Futures dragged down by PX, as crude continues its r...

PET
  • September 25, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Producers Seek Refuge in Shutdowns Amid Low Margins

Click here for more!  Insight Focus Recent rally in PTA and MEG F...

PET
  • September 21, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Producers Face Prolonged Period of Low Margins

Click here for more! Insight Focus European demand falls in September ...

PET
  • September 18, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Faces Rollercoaster after PX Futures Launch and Crude Surge

Insight Focus Surging crude prices have driven PX and PTA prices to ne...

PET
  • September 11, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Caught Between New Capacity and Fresh Trade Barriers

Insight Focus Rally in PTA futures eases as crude drops Friday, PTA ma...

PET
  • September 8, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends August 2023

Insight Focus Interest and investment into bioplastics continue to reb...

PET
  • September 4, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Margins Fall Negative Amidst Rising Feedstock Costs

Insight Focus Front month PTA futures rose over the last week followin...

PET
  • August 21, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Weaken Amidst Crude Drop

Insight Focus Both PTA and MEG futures fell slightly by Friday’s clo...

PET
  • August 17, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Producers Face Worst Market in Decades

Insight Focus European demand shows modest improvement in August as bu...

PET
  • August 14, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Regain Upward Momentum, Potential Upside to Crude Rally

Insight Focus Latest surge in crude helps PTA regain upward momentum. ...

PET
  • August 7, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Will Approaching Peak Polyester Season Provide Support for PTA and MEG?

Insight Focus PTA futures drop as global commodities ease, producers f...

PET
  • August 3, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Will Declining Chinese PET Export Sales Rebound on New Capacity?

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports continue downward slide in June, H1 ...

PET
  • July 31, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: New Capacity Additions Sink Chinese PET Resin Export Margins

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures rise on another weekly gain for the ...

PET
  • July 24, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Producers to Face Sustained Margin Pressure Through H2

Insight Focus PTA futures yo-yo on volatile crude markets, recover thr...

PET
  • July 20, 2023

European PET Market View: Europe’s Heatwave Fails to Fire Up PET Resin Market

Insight Focus Europe’s heatwave and tourism boost consumer demand; r...

PET
  • July 17, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Has Crude Jump Cemented Market Bottom for PET Export Prices?

Insight Focus Crude rallied once again last week, sending PTA and MEG ...

PET
  • July 10, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Crude Rally Stops the Slide in PET Export Prices, Further Downside Potential into Offseason

Insight Focus Strengthening crude markets help lift PTA and MEG future...

PET
  • July 6, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: EU PET Imports Hit New High in Q1, Where Next Ahead of ADD?

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports continue to trend downwards amid lac...

PET
  • July 3, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Export Margins Crushed by Slew of New Capacity

Insight Focus PTA futures keep rangebound, continuing to see support f...

PET
  • June 29, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends June 2023

Insight Focus Coca-Cola launches 100% rPET bottles in India and Indone...

PET
  • June 26, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Peak Season Fizzles Out, Chinese PET Export Margins Close to Breakeven

Insight Focus Dragon Boat Festival shortens trading week, PTA future k...

PET
  • June 19, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Export Margins Squeezed on Increased Supply and Weak Demand

Insight Focus PTA futures buoyed by rising crude prices and tight PX s...

PET
  • June 15, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Prices in Freefall as Demand Fails to Materialise

Insight Focus Buyers keep to minimal stocks as summer demand disappoin...

PET
  • June 12, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Export Prices Fall Sharply on Aggressive Bids and New Capacity

Insight Focus PTA futures drifted lower through the week, driven down ...

PET
  • June 5, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Asian PET Export Prices Pause for Breath Ahead of Crunch OPEC+ Meeting

Insight Focus Crude rallies on Friday as US debt ceiling bill passes, ...

PET
  • June 1, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Exports Lower As Demand Underperforms

Insight Focus Chinese PET export volumes continue to fall as foreign d...

PET
  • May 29, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Buyers Push for Further Downside Despite Recent Price Falls

Insight Focus PTA futures stabilise, ample supply constrains upside de...

PET
  • May 22, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Prices See Support as Price Drop Stimulates Demand

Insight Focus Increased polyester operating rates provide PTA and MEG ...

PET
  • May 18, 2023

European PET Market View: Buyers Hit the Side-lines As European PET Prices Tumble

Insight Focus European PET peak season demand fails to take off, marke...

PET
  • May 16, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends May 2023

Insight Focus Bottlers continue to push for 100% despite a slump in ov...

PET
  • May 15, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: New Capacities Weigh on PET Resin Export Prices As New Supply Enters Market

Insight Focus PTA Futures continued to post weekly declines as macroec...

PET
  • May 8, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Tumble as Crude Posts Significant Weekly Loss

Insight Focus PTA futures plummeted after the National holiday, adjust...

PET
  • May 2, 2023

China PET Resin Export Price Outlook: PET Export Price Outlook Softens, New Capacity Threatens in H2

Insight Focus Crude and raw material prices retreat from their April h...

PET
  • May 1, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Weak PET Resin Export Demand Keeps Margins at 5-Year Lows

Insight Focus PTA futures move lower as PX tightness eases and crude s...

PET
  • April 25, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Physical Differential Falls to 3-month Low

Insight Focus PTA futures have weakened over the last week amid crude ...

PET
  • April 17, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Prices Lifted Higher Amid Crude Oil Strength

Insight Focus PTA futures strengthened while front month MEG futures w...

PET
  • April 13, 2023

European PET Market View: How Will Latest Anti-Dumping Notice Affect European PET Resin?

Insight Focus Underlying demand for PET remains below typical seasonal...

PET
  • April 10, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends March 2023

Insight Focus New materials and recycling technologies offer glimpse i...

PET
  • April 3, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Demand Weakens as Buyers Wait-Out Price Move

Insight Focus PTA futures continue to rally supported by temporary sup...

PET
  • March 30, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Resin Exports Start 2023 on a High

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports hit new highs at the start of 2023 d...

PET
  • March 27, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Prices Lifted by Tighter PX and PTA Supply

Insight Focus Maintenance shutdowns lend near-term support to PTA and ...

PET
  • March 20, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Raw Material Futures Rattled by Slump in Crude Oil Price

Insight Focus Despite improved PTA fundamentals, futures hit by rout i...

PET
  • March 16, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Awaits News on Anti-Dumping

Insight Focus European PET resin producers grow optimistic for Q2 dema...

PET
  • March 13, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Prices Hit Pause as Crude Slumps and New Capacity Threatens

Insight Focus Improved PTA fundamentals helps futures weather downturn...

PET
  • March 9, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends February 2023

Insight Focus Industry builds for future with new global rPET projects...

PET
  • March 6, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Margins Face Squeeze Even as Chinese Economy Rebounds

Insight Focus PTA Futures continue to rise as Chinese economic indicat...

PET
  • March 2, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: 2022 Another Record Year for Chinese PET Resin Exports

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports softened in Q4’22, still close to ...

PET
  • February 27, 2023

Energy Crisis May Not Be Over for European PET Resin

Insight Focus The energy crisis has severely impacted the PET value ch...

PET
  • February 27, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Domestic and Export Demand Begins Post-COVID Recovery

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures see marginal gains, upside constrain...

PET
  • February 20, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Margins Improve On Tighter Short-Term Availability

Insight Focus PTA futures flat on quiet upstream market, inventories b...

PET
  • February 16, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Faces Extended Period of Low Margins

Insight Focus European PET resin producers continue to face weak deman...

PET
  • February 13, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: New Capacity Additions Threaten to Push PET Value Chain into Oversupply

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures decline on weaker than expected dema...

PET
  • February 6, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Drop on Concerns Around Speed of China’s Recovery

Insight Focus Lacking clear sign about China’s economic recovery, PT...

PET
  • February 2, 2023

Plastics and Sustainability Trends January 2023

Insight Focus A flurry of new rPET projects were announced in January....

PET
  • January 23, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Can Chinese PET Resin Export Prices Continue to Rally After CNY?

Insight Focus Improving macro-economic sentiment lifts crude as well a...

PET
  • January 19, 2023

European PET Market View: European PET Resin Prices Begin to Close Gap on Imports

Insight Focus European PET resin demand remains weak as wave of new im...

PET
  • January 16, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Yuan Strengthens Driving Recovery in PET Resin Export Prices

Insight Focus Rising crude prices and continued RMB appreciation drive...

PET
  • January 11, 2023

PET Resin Trade Flows: Chinese PET Exports Soar on Low Prices and Potential Trade Barriers

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports soared in November as market bottom ...

PET
  • January 9, 2023

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Resin Export Prices Quiet on New Year Start

Insight Focus PTA Futures move lower, breaking December rally, as crud...

PET
  • December 22, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in December 2022

Insight Focus Brands fall behind on global commitments to recycled pla...

PET
  • December 19, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Exports Enter Quieter Period Anticipating Post-CNY Rebound

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures were buoyed by further easing COVID ...

PET
  • December 15, 2022

European PET Market View: Potential EU Anti-Dumping Proposal Raises Risk on PET Resin Imports

Insight Focus European PET resin demand remains weak, with producers f...

PET
  • December 12, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Chinese PET Export Demand Faces Threat of Potential EU Anti-Dumping

Insight Focus PTA futures retreat with crude plunging and weakening PX...

PET
  • December 8, 2022

Czapp Explains: Global PET Resin Capacity and Projects

Since entering commercial production back in the 1980s, PET bottle-gra...

PET
  • December 5, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Demand Strengthens as Buyers Book Bargains

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures followed crude higher, despite gloom...

PET
  • December 1, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: EU PET Resin Imports Surge in Q3 Driven by Chinese Wave

Insight Focus Chinese PET export volumes continue to fall, not expecte...

PET
  • November 27, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: China’s Zero-Covid Policy Threatens Q1 PET Resin Demand Growth

Insight Focus PTA futures fell sharply last week following crude’s r...

PET
  • November 20, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Prices Steady Before After-Hours Crude Shock Hits PTA Futures

Insight Focus PTA and MEG margins continue to be squeezed as demand we...

PET
  • November 17, 2022

European PET Market View: European PET Producers Face Difficult Q1 as Import Delta Widens

Insight Focus European PET spot prices have continued to fall on the b...

PET
  • November 13, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET and Feedstock Prices Yo-Yo on Chinese COVID Policy Hopes

Insight Focus PTA futures lifted by an easing of COVID restrictions, s...

PET
  • November 10, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in October 2022

Insight Focus Could the food delivery boom be harnessed for greater pl...

PET
  • November 6, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Could Asian PET resin export prices be close to bottoming out?

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures rally as rumours circulate of China...

PET
  • November 3, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: Asian PET Exports Weaken in Q3 as Seasonal Demand Withers

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports drop sharply in September, led by we...

PET
  • October 31, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Prices Under Pressure as China Ramps Up Lockdowns

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures drop following weakening demand and ...

PET
  • October 24, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Short Term Supply Tightness Hampering PTA Output Recovery

Insight Focus Short term tightness leaves PTA futures prices increasin...

PET
  • October 20, 2022

European PET Market View: European PET Producers Facing Losses Contemplate Further Shutdowns

Insight Focus European PET spot prices continued to tumble, as further...

PET
  • October 17, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Demand Softens, Growth Prospects Remain

Insight Focus Stronger crude values supported higher PTA futures versu...

PET
  • October 13, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in September 2022

Insight Focus rPET prices face downward pressure as demand falters and...

PET
  • October 11, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: Korean PET Exporters Eye Greater European Share in 2023

Insight Focus Chinese PET exports continue to post record monthly high...

PET
  • October 5, 2022

Will Plummeting Ocean Freight Boost Asian PET Export Demand?

Insight Focus PET resin export orders slow as prices fall and buyers r...

PET
  • October 3, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Demand Faces Uncertain Q4

Insight Focus Falling crude and weaker than expected polyester demand ...

PET
  • September 26, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Prices Soften, Buyers Hesitant on New Orders

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures see short-term support from lower in...

PET
  • September 22, 2022

European PET Market View: Downward Slide in European PET Prices Set to Continue

Insight Focus European PET spot prices move sharply down, set for furt...

PET
  • September 19, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Export Prices Face Renewed Downward Pressure

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures fundamentals improve as polyester ra...

PET
  • September 15, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: Brazil seeks to Export More PET to North America

Insight Focus Monthly Chinese PET exports continued ease following May...

PET
  • September 12, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Orders Drop Sharply, Buyers Eye Forward Discounts

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures rebounded on improved demand prospec...

PET
  • September 8, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in August 2022

Insight Focus The clamour for high quality recycled plastic is driving...

PET
  • September 5, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Buyers Hesitate as PET Export Prices Set for Further Weakness

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures continue to post-modest weekly gains...

PET
  • August 29, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Producer Export Margins Narrow to 8 Week

Insight Focus Raw materials futures have recovered slightly since last...

PET
  • August 22, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Raw Materials Price Fall, PET Export Prices Too

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures have fallen over the last week. PET ...

PET
  • August 17, 2022

European PET Resin in Major Downward Correction

Insight Focus Bottle demand boosted by warm weather, but resin buyers ...

PET
  • August 15, 2022

PET Raw Materials Futures Outlook: PTA, MEG Futures Recover Slightly Despite Muted Demand

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures recover slightly over the last week....

PET
  • August 11, 2022

US PET resin Imports Hit New Highs as Volumes from Oman Leap

Insight Focus China PET exports continue to surge following the easing...

PET
  • August 8, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA, MEG Futures Slump as Recession Fears Hit Commodities

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures dropped last week as commodities fel...

Ethanol PET
  • August 4, 2022

What Europe’s Deepening Energy Crisis Means for PET Resin

Insight Focus European gas prices surge to their highest since March a...

PET
  • July 31, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Margins Hold Up Despite Feedstock Price Rises

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures chase upstream costs higher, as WTI ...

PET
  • July 28, 2022

PET Supply Chains Groan Under Global Heatwaves

Insight Focus Large parts of North America, Europe and Asia have been ...

PET
  • July 25, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Weak Polyester Demand Keeps PTA Futures Pinned Down

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures stabilised last week after sharp fal...

PET
  • July 21, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in July 2022

Insight Focus Household waste survey finds just 12% of plastic packagi...

PET
  • July 18, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Global Economic Concerns Spark Plunge in PTA, MEG Futures

Insight Focus Fears of a global slowdown and new COVID cases in China ...

PET
  • July 14, 2022

European PET Market Stumbles as Producers Left Blind on Costs

Insight Focus Final June PX contract price still unsettled, leaving pr...

PET
  • July 11, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Resin Margins Rise as Feedstock Costs Plunge

Insight Focus PTA futures continue their sharp downward trajectory as ...

PET
  • July 7, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: China’s PET Exports Surge as Logistics Ease Post-COVID

Insight Focus A rebound in Chinese PET production and logistics operat...

PET
  • July 4, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Drop Further, Export Prices Steady

Insight Focus PTA futures continued to fall, largely tracking the PX a...

PET
  • June 30, 2022

Asia PET Market View: Chinese Consumption Rebound Drives New PET Orders

Insight Focus Unwinding of COVID restrictions is driving a resurgence ...

PET
  • June 27, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PET Export Prices Fall Sharply, Attracts Fresh Demand

Insight Focus PTA and MEG futures dropped sharply last week, following...

PET
  • June 23, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in June 2022

Insight Focus Asian countries continue to pivot towards food-grade rPE...

PET
  • June 20, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Futures Reverse, PET, PTA Producers Claw Back Margins

Insight Focus PTA futures correct downwards, partially reversing the p...

PET
  • June 17, 2022

Initial European PX Settlement Rocks PET Market

First settlement for June’s PX European Contract Price (ECP) heard a...

PET
  • June 16, 2022

European PET Market View: Will Revenge Spending Boost European PET this Summer?

Insight Focus Suppliers continue to report slow spot sales in the firs...

PET
  • June 13, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA, PET Producers Struggle to Pass on Feedstock Price Rises

Insight Focus PTA futures hit record highs driven by surging crude oil...

PET
  • June 7, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: EU PET Imports Surge Despite Chinese Export Constraints

Insight Focus China PET exports continued to post record monthly highs...

PET
  • June 6, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Soar on Reopening

PTA futures leap 6% on Monday’s market reopening following the Chine...

PET
  • May 30, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Expectations Rise on Easing of Restrictions

Insight Focus PTA futures continue to be driven higher by strong PX de...

PET
  • May 26, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in May 2022

Insight Focus Global shortages of food-grade recycled resins are threa...

PET
  • May 23, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Could Chinese Restriction Easing Boost PET Demand?

Insight Focus PTA futures continues to move higher, driven by rising P...

PET
  • May 17, 2022

European PET Market Loses Momentum as Demand Slows

Insight Focus PET resin demand slowed in May as buyers became more cau...

PET
  • May 16, 2022

PTA and PET Resin Production Hit by COVID Restrictions

Insight Focus PTA futures surged on stronger PX and supply issues resu...

PET
  • May 11, 2022

China’s zero-COVID Approach Hampers PET Resin Exports

COVID controls constrained PET resin export flows in March. Taiwanese ...

PET
  • May 10, 2022

China’s Zero-COVID Policy Hits Domestic PET Resin Demand

Insight Focus China’s zero-COVID policy and rolling lockdowns look s...

PET
  • May 9, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Lockdowns Cut Domestic Demand; Exports Slow

Insight Focus Higher prices driven by crude cloud reality of low margi...

PET
  • May 2, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Moves Higher, Margins Still Tight

Insight Focus PTA has rallied over the last week, although margins rem...

PET
  • April 25, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Production Grows Against Weak Demand Backdrop

Insight Focus PTA producer margins remained weak last week on subdued ...

PET
  • April 21, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in April 2022

Insight Focus Africa continues its rapid growth in sustainability, har...

PET
  • April 19, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Zero-COVID Hits Production and Consumer Demand

PTA producer margins fell last week, with polyester production down du...

PET
  • April 14, 2022

European Buyers Under Pressure as PET Prices Hit New Highs

Insight Focus European PET sales boosted by import delays and a switch...

PET
  • April 13, 2022

Five Plastic Packaging Designs Aimed at Boosting Sustainability

Insight Focus Design innovation is helping enhance packaging recyclabi...

PET
  • April 11, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: COVID Controls in China Weaken Polyester Demand

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures prices ended the week lower, with CO...

PET
  • April 7, 2022

PET Resin Trade Flows: China’s COVID Response Slows Exports

Insight Focus China’s PET resin exports cooled ahead of Lunar New Ye...

PET
  • April 4, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Futures Close Lower as COVID Hits Demand

Insight Focus PTA and MEG Futures prices softened as COVID controls we...

PET
  • March 31, 2022

Chinese PET Industry Faces Biggest COVID Outbreak Since 2020

Insight Focus China’s zero-COVID policy is resulting in a wave of ne...

PET
  • March 28, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Crude Recovery and Port Closures Push Futures Higher

Insight Focus China’s PTA futures closed higher on the week driven b...

PET
  • March 23, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in March 2022

Insight Focus Chemical recycling challenged by environmental perceptio...

PET
  • March 21, 2022

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: Dragged Down by Crude’s Collapse

Insight Focus Chinese PTA and MEG closed lower for the week, dragged d...

PET
  • March 16, 2022

European PET Market Rocked by War in Ukraine

Insight Focus Russian invasion throws PET supply chain and procurement...

PET
  • March 7, 2022

NEW! PET Resin Trade Flows: Europe Awaits Asian Shipments

Insight Focus China exported a record amount of PET in Q4’21. Eu...

PET
  • March 1, 2022

What the Ukraine Crisis Means for PET

Insight Focus Demand for Chinese PET resin should drop with two of the...

PET
  • February 24, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in February 2022

Insight Focus 2022 could be a boom year for PET with beverage demand e...

PET
  • February 15, 2022

European Port Delays and Heavy Snow Tighten PET Supply

Insight Focus PET production and resin supply are disrupted by port co...

PET
  • February 2, 2022

China’s Record PET Orders Threatened by Logistical Chaos

Insight Focus China’s PET resin export orders hit record levels in Q...

PET
  • January 25, 2022

Will the Events Industry Go Plastic-Free Post COVID?

Insight Focus The events industry is expecting a post-pandemic boom in...

PET
  • January 19, 2022

Europe’s PET Supply Worries Ease as Omicron Hits Consumer Demand

Omicron has hit retail footfall across Europe, weakening packaging dem...

PET
  • January 14, 2022

Ask the Analyst: Europe’s Plastic Bottle Recycling Goals

Europe hopes to have a plastic bottle collection rate of 77% by 2025. ...

PET
  • January 11, 2022

Plastics and Sustainability Trends in January 2022

Europe is ramping up its efforts to improve recycling and collection r...

PET
  • December 30, 2021

Will Textile-to-Textile Recycling Ease RPET Supply Strain?

The fashion industry is looking to increase its use of recycled plasti...

PET
  • December 27, 2021

Is There a Place for Plastic in Sustainable E-Commerce?

COVID-19 was the catalyst for rapid E-commerce growth, and this shows ...

PET
  • December 20, 2021

Chinese PET Exports Rebound Following Logistical Mayhem

Chinese PET exports have made a strong recovery. Production outages an...

PET
  • December 16, 2021

European PET Prices Jump with Supply Shortages

European PET buyers are still battling with supply shortages. Domestic...

PET
  • December 3, 2021

RPET Trends in December 2021

In a world overloaded with data and information, it’s difficult to i...

PET
  • November 29, 2021

Is PlantBottle 2.0 a Green Packaging Breakthrough?

After over a decade in the making, Coca-Cola launched its next-gen Pla...

PET
  • November 22, 2021

The War Against Plastics Enters its Next Stage

A renewed emphasis on plastic waste and environmental activism is emer...

PET
  • November 18, 2021

European PET Surcharges Shock Market Amid Record Price Hikes

The first ever surcharges on European PET contracts have been introduc...

PET
  • November 8, 2021

Production Outages Harm Americas’ PET Supply

A series of unplanned production outages have crippled PET supply acro...

PET
  • November 3, 2021

RPET Trends in November 2021

Scanning for Trends: Filter, Identify, Prepare Confronted with a chaot...

PET
  • October 28, 2021

Changing Regulations Trigger RPET Boom in Asia

More Asian countries are revising their stance on the use of RPET in f...

PET
  • October 26, 2021

RPET Trends: Will Refillable Bottles Go Mainstream?

Refillable PET bottles are growing more popular across Latin America a...

PET
  • October 14, 2021

Europe’s Energy Crunch Causes Chaos for PET

European buyers are scrambling for PET resin supply as producers sell ...

PET
  • October 12, 2021

RPET Trends: Growth in Compostable Packaging

On-the-go food outlets are gearing up for an increase in post-COVID co...

PET
  • October 5, 2021

China’s Energy Crisis Shakes PET Market

China is the world’s largest consumer and producer of PET resin. Ene...

PET
  • October 4, 2021

RPET Trends in October 2021

Scanning for Trends: Filter, Identify, Prepare Confronted with a chaot...

PET
  • September 28, 2021

RPET Trends: Tackling Hard-to-Recycle Plastics

Hard-to-recycle plastics are being tackled across the value chain, fro...

PET
  • September 23, 2021

RPET Trends: Investors Double Down on Recycling Goals

The recycling industry is witnessing a post-COVID investment boom as c...

PET
  • September 15, 2021

RPET Trends: US Plastics Regulations Gain Momentum

US plastic taxes and regulations are gaining momentum as more states a...

PET
  • September 14, 2021

RPET Trends in September 2021

Scanning For Trends: Filter, Identify, Prepare Confronted with a chaot...

PET
  • September 9, 2021

RPET Trends: Recycling’s Digital Revolution

App-based platforms and cryptocurrencies are an emerging trend in recy...

PET
  • September 2, 2021

Chinese PET Trade Suffers with Logistical Turmoil

Chinese PET producers have struggled to make domestic and export sales...

PET
  • August 10, 2021

Europe: PET Demand Improves as COVID Restrictions Ease

 Opinion Focus  European PET demand has been strengthening s...

PET
  • July 27, 2021

Super Typhoon Sends PET Prices Higher

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) prices have jumped following the arri...

  • July 21, 2021

High Freight Rates Until 2023?

The global container shortage continues to wreak havoc across the glob...

PET
  • July 6, 2021

European PET Prices Rally with Rising Import Costs

European PET prices are rebounding. Surging crude and ocean freight ha...

PET
  • June 29, 2021

Czapp Explains: RPET and the Circular Economy

What is the Circular Economy? The circular economy looks beyond the cu...

PET
  • June 23, 2021

China’s PET Export Margins Are Collapsing

2021 is turning increasingly sour for Chinese exporters. Surging freig...

PET
  • June 15, 2021

India’s PET Industry Set for Post-Lockdown Recovery

India’s PET demand dropped during its recent lockdown. As a result, ...

PET
  • June 7, 2021

Czapp Explains: What is PET?

PET resin (or Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most commonly ...

PET
  • June 1, 2021

European PET Market Set for Major Price Correction

European PET prices could face a major downward correction. Increased ...

PET
  • November 11, 2020

The Global PET Market in October 2020

This Global PET Market Overview is brought to you by Wood Mackenzie Li...

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