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October 2022 Price Changes
Resin in all regions (North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Southeast Asia) were mostly lower once again in October.  This is the continuation of a trend which began in late May.  There has been no catalyst for price increases in the second half of 2022 to this point.  And there are no Atlantic hurricanes forecasted for early November so the situation should continue.

North America
LDPE Resins    Down in October
LLDPE Resins Down in October 
OPP Films               Quarterly prices reported in October are down by more than 4%
PET Films PET Films are modestly lower despite price increase announcements on Coated Films
PVC Shrink Films Down modestly in October
EVOH                      N/C 
Nylon 6 Up modestly for Q4
Aluminum Foil         Down modestly in October
Light Weight Coated Paper      Up by about 4% in October

Latin America
L/LLDPE Resin          LDPE down modestly but LLDPE down sharply

Europe
LDPE / LLDPE  All  resins are down .10 to  .12 Euros / kg in October
Aluminum Foil Up modestly on Euro weakness
Coated Paper          +55 Euros / MT in October

Asia
L/LLDPE Resin        Mostly flat in October 
Aluminum Foil         Modestly higher in October after several months of softness


Price Tracker
Price Tracker provides subscribers with a six to seven year price history for all materials for North America, Europe and Asia.  We continue to add materials all the time.  We recently added a price set for Southeast Asia.  This data is provided in spreadsheet format so you can build charts and presentations.

Price Tracker is an indispensable tool for managing supplier packaging price changes based on raw material input costs.