Indonesian PP Buyers Delayed Procurement Activities Approaching Eid Al-Fitr Holiday
- Local and import PP offers stride in a diverse movement
- Indonesia PP market muted as Eid Al-Fitr holiday is around the corner
- Demand is expected to remain slow after Eid Al-Fitr holiday and affected local PP prices
Indonesian PP buyers decided to delay procurement activities approaching Eid Al-Fitr holiday as their stocks remain sufficient for productions a month ahead. This week, SSESSMENTS.COM’s data showed that the new price list for PP Homopolymer and Copolymer grades from the leading Indonesian polyolefins producer surfaced with an upward adjustment of between IDR150,000-300,000/ton ($10-20/ton) on a weekly comparison. Likewise, local offers for PP Homo Injection and PP Homo Raffia via traders also went up by IDR500,000/ton ($33/ton) as compared to the same period. At the moment, a converter mentioned that most local traders prefer to skip offering and will only start to give new offers by early June since the Indonesia market will be off next week due to Eid Al-Fitr holiday.
In the import market, June shipment offers from a Thai polyolefins producer have emerged in the Indonesia market this week. As SSESSMENTS.COM noted, the producer’s offers for PP Homopolymer grades dipped by $20/ton. Whereas for PP Block Copolymer grade, the producer initiated a notable reduction of $80/ton. All compared to May shipment offers. Meanwhile, a trader is planning to raise offers for PP Homo Raffia of Middle East origin by $10/ton on a weekly comparison, with their sell idea at $810/ton. On the other side, a number of converters who received offers for Middle Eastern PP Homo Raffia cargoes lamented that the current offers are too high. For India origin cargoes, a trader is offering PP Homo Raffia at $820/ton, but still not getting any response from buyers yet. Additionally, South Korean PP Block Copolymers are available at $900-930/ton. All offers are on LC at sight, CIF Indonesia Main Port basis.
In general, Indonesia’s PP market this week is quiet; local offers are scarce and the number of orders is limited. The majority of converters cited that their stocks are currently ample for at least until June productions. Therefore, they decided to postpone procurement activities until June or after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Besides, demand for end-products remains sluggish this week. One of the local converters shared with SSESSMENTS.COM that good demand for finished products is mostly coming from food packaging, but the overall sales for converters’ end-products are stumbling since the Coronavirus outbreak. On the supply side, no significant issues reported this week.
In the upcoming week, Indonesia’s PP market will be off for Eid Al-Fitr holiday, SSESSMENTS.COM was told. Coming into June, players are unsure whether the producers and traders will keep their offers firm on the back of the higher propylene prices. In terms of demand, the majority of players opined that it would remain slow in June.
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Published on May 20, 2020 12:27 PM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on May 20, 2020 12:27 PM (GMT+8)