China Polyurethane Monthly Report 201510
2015-11-06    [Source:PUdaily]

1. Polyurethane Market Retrospect

Many polyurethane (PU) raw materials including pure MDI, AA, PTMEG and DMF are edging down within this month weighed either by amply supply or softened demand although most PU raw materials have experienced traditional peak season in October. Meanwhile, PU composite index moves down slowly from end September to the middle of October affected by National Day Holiday and then goes up with fluctuation later this month owing to prices increases in polymeric MDI, TDI, propylene oxide and polyols. However, pure MDI market is always going down in this month.

Looking forward to November...

1.1. Polyurethane Index Analysis

1.1.1 Composite Index 

1.1.2 Flexible Foam Index


2. Polyurethane Raw Material Market

2.1. Propylene Oxide

2.1.1 Market Overview

China propylene oxide market keeps climbing up early this month as there are no inventories at both propylene oxide and polyols plants whilst domestic propylene market picks up because the outer disk is close during the National Day. The major in Shandong Yantai has postponed restarting propylene oxide facility which should be......

3. Polyurethane Products Market Analysis

3.1. Flexible Foam

In this month, China flexible foam market performs well due to traditional peak-season in September and October. Most sponge plants runs with favorable orders and are active in purchasing some PU raw materials, including TDI and polyols. However, most downstream users are mainly digesting previous stockpiles later this month due to adequate replenishment before. It is expected that most sponge plants will reduce operation next month......

4. Downstream Industries

4.1. Flexible Foam Downstream

4.1.1 Upholstered Furniture

In September, the sales of building-material household stores based on national-scale totaled to RMB 109.03 billion, up by 10.06% month on month while down by 7.33% year on year. The sales from January to September amounted to RMB 798.61 billion, down by 7.52% year on year. China Building-material Household Index (BHI) in September increased by 3.86 point from August to 109.30 while dropped by 8.17 point year on year......

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