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.
March 2018 Packaging Raw Material Update
PE resins increased in North America and Europe but declined modestly in Asia in March.
OPP films were stable in North America but increased in Europe but declined in Asia.
OPP films in North America where pricing is established via a formula based on PP resins declined in line with resins in March.
PET film prices are increasing in North America as a portion of an announced price increase gets pushe through. PET films were stable in Europe and Asia in March.
Aluminum foil prices declined modestly in all regions but will increase by April if / when new U.S. tariffs are implemented. We developed a thorough report on the impact of new U.S. Tariffs on flexible packaging which you can order at a cost of just $295 USF.
Lightweight coated paper prices inched up in North America as a further small portion of the late 2017 price increase filtered through most of the market. LWCP prices were stable in Europe and Asia in March.
2018 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update January 2018
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