China Polyurethane Monthly Report 201509
2015-11-06    [Source:PUdaily]

1. Polyurethane Market Retrospect

Many polyurethane (PU) raw materials including pure MDI, polymeric MDI, AA, PTMEG and DMF are falling down within this month weighed either by increased supply or softened demand although most PU raw materials have experienced traditional peak season in September. At the same time, the PU composite index continues edging down, indicating the slackness amid most PU raw materials. Besides, domestic propylene oxide and TDI markets edge down and then go upward during this period, with the former one impacting polyols market at home correspondingly.

Looking forward to October...

1.1. Polyurethane Index Analysis

1.1.1 Composite Index 

1.1.2 Flexible Foam Index

PUdaily flexible foam index slips down from early to mid-September mainly due to decreasing polyols and TDI prices; then the index goes upward since mid-September..

2. Polyurethane Raw Material Market

2.1. Propylene Oxide

2.1.1 Market Overview 

China propylene oxide market maintains high price running early this week as some majors shut down for maintenance and transportation is limited for dangerous chemicals on some highways..

3. Polyurethane Products Market Analysis

3.1. Flexible Foam

In this month, China flexible foam market slightly improves thanks to increasing orders in terminal industry and declining supply of upstream polyols. From mid-to-end of September, demand of polyols from flexible foam sector obviously grows and the maintenance of CNOOC and Shell which is expected to start from mid-to-end of October also pushes polyols market to rebound further. As a whole, the growth in flexible foam market is not very obvious and most end users still purchase....

1. Downstream Industries

1.1. Flexible Foam Downstream

4.1.1 Upholstered Furniture

China Building-material Household Index (BHI) in August increased by 5.60 point from July to 105.44 while dropped by 7.46 point year on year. In August, the sales of building-material household stores based on national-scale totaled RMB 99.06 billion, up by 7.09% month on month while down by 10.27% year on year. The sales from January to August amounted to RMB 689.56 billion, down by 7.55% year on year...


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