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Platts Global Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Price Index

Used in thin film for packaging and coatings for cables and injection moulds.

Global Low-Density Polyethylene
The chart above shows the daily end-of-day Platts Global Low-Density Polyethylene Price Index price in red and also displays the 20-day moving average in blue.

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) prices climbed 5% in January to $1,550 per metric ton (/mt), up from the December price of $1,476/mt, according to the just-released monthly average of the Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a benchmark basket of seven widely used petrochemicals.

The price increase in the LDPE market failed to keep up with that of its raw input ethylene, which was up 10% in January.

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