Plastics, resins & HDPE report: February 2018
Most PVC markets are announcing seasonal price increases due to seasonal demand. Supply still appears strong as most of the manufacturers try to get an increase through. With anticipation of the increase in demand, more increases are being talked about. The next few months will be busy with attempts to increase pricing due to expected demand increases. How the spring demand shapes up will determine whether and how much of these increase will hold. Resin prices remain fairly stable, but demand for PVC will likely cause increases in pricing.
Pricing is continuing to increase, and availability is becoming more and more a case-by-case basis with some suppliers reporting two to three month backlogs. Expectations are that pricing will not settle back until late 2Q18 when availability should improve.
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