Price Assessment

Asian Recycled Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Price Assessment

  • What are Asian Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene price assessments?
  • How does Platts assess Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene prices?
  • Asian Recycled LDPE Weekly Commentary
  • Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

What are Asian Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene price assessments?

Platts recycled low-density polyethylene assessment covers the following market in Southeast Asia:

— Recycled LDPE Natural Film Pellets FOB Southeast Asia

The above markets are assessed on a daily basis in $/mt for spot material loading 15-30 days forward from the day of publication from the following ports:

• Port Klang, Malaysia
• Bangkok, Thailand
• Jakarta, Indonesia
• Singapore
• Batangas, Philippines
• Cat Lai, Vietnam

Platts assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor up to the close of business (4:30 pm Singapore Time).

How does Platts assess Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene prices?

Platts assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor up to the close of business (4:30 PM Singapore time).

All the information used to inform the assessment is published transparently on S&P Global Platts platforms as "heards". An assessment rationale is published explaining what the assessments are and how they have been reached.

A weekly market commentary accompanies the price assessments and rationale, which highlights the most important trends that have affected the markets that week and provides insight into what the market expects over the coming weeks.

Asian Recycled LDPE Weekly Commentary

  • Natural clear recycled LDPE films in short supply
  • Domestic trades dominate market discussions


Asian recycled low density polyethylene rose Sept. 22 amid snug supply.


Market sources said that bales did not contain high enough proportions of clear packaging scrap to alleviate supply pressures on the natural clear film recycled LDPE pellet market. R-LDPE natural pellet demand also remains particularly strong due to continued high virgin LDPE prices, traders said.

At the other end of the colour spectrum, however, black and grey pellet demand had better availability of darker colored post-consumer waste, sources said.

In trade flows, China seems to be the biggest buyer of the pellets, importing from Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. However, amid the lack of recycled scrap and difficulty of locating containers for export, export trade for recycled pellets had dried up and many Southeast Asian countries were trying to sell domestically, sources said.

In addition, the prices of domestic pellets were higher than exports, traders said. There were also talks about Chinese agents buying locally in Southeast Asia but this could not be verified, sources said.

India was also heard to have been an importer of recycled pellets, but some sources said that India is predominantly a domestic market.

Asian Recycled HDPE Daily Rationale

Asian recycled low density polyethylene clear film pellets were assessed flat on the day at $1,170/mt FOB Southeast Asia Sept. 24 without fresh indications heard.


This rationale applies to symbol < ARNFA00>

Daily prices can be found on <PCA709>


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