Price Tracker provides subscribers with a five-year price history for all materials for North America, Europe and Asia. We continue to add materials all the time. This data is provided in spreadsheet format so you can build charts and presentations.
May 2018 Packaging Raw Material Update
PE resins declined in April in North America and Asia but were up slightly in Europe on stronger energy inputs and naphtha prices
OPP films were stable in all regions as global PP resin prices have been correcting downward over the past couple of months
PET film prices were stable in Asia and North America but moved higher in Europe in April
Aluminum foil prices short up in early April on international trade tensions. In mid-April sanctions on Russian products impacted Rusal trading and caused primary aluminum prices on the LME to spike further by 16%. This proved to be short term and prices reverted back to a level above $1.00 / lb. which was up by 10% in April vs. March.
Lightweight coated paper prices were stable in all regions in April although there are several price increase initiatives underway.
2018 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update January 2018
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