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Historical Resin Pricing

Commodity Thermoplastics

HDPE

Drums

Annual volumes of about 2 million to 5 million pounds.

Current Pricing
As of Date Level
Low High Avg
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Oct-17 87 90 88.5
    11-Sep-17 83 86 84.5
    05-Jun-17 80 83 81.5
    10-Apr-17 83 86 84.5
    06-Mar-17 80 83 81.5
    09-Jan-17 75 78 76.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Dec-16 77 80 78.5
    03-Oct-16 80 83 81.5
    02-May-16 75 78 76.5
    28-Mar-16 71 74 72.5
    29-Feb-16 66 69 67.5
    25-Jan-16 68 71 69.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Sep-15 96 99 97.5
    31-Aug-15 100 103 101.5
    01-Jun-15 105 108 106.5
    02-Mar-15 100 103 101.5
    02-Feb-15 105 108 106.5
    12-Jan-15 109 112 110.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Dec-14 113 116 114.5
    29-Sep-14 116 119 117.5
    03-Mar-14 113 116 114.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    30-Sep-13 109 112 110.5
    08-Jul-13 104 107 105.5
    18-Mar-13 102 105 103.5
    28-Jan-13 98 101 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-12 93 96 94.5
    03-Sep-12 95 98 96.5
    02-Jul-12 90 93 91.5
    28-May-12 97 100 98.5
    02-Apr-12 104 107 105.5
    05-Mar-12 101 104 102.5
    16-Jan-12 98 101 99.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    31-Oct-11 93 96 94.5
    01-Aug-11 98 101 99.5
    04-Jul-11 101 104 102.5
    02-May-11 104 107 105.5
    04-Apr-11 98 101 99.5
    07-Mar-11 96 99 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 93 96 94.5
    27-Sep-10 89 92 90.5
    26-Jul-10 84 87 85.5
    28-Jun-10 86 89 87.5
    07-Jun-10 92 95 93.5
    22-Mar-10 98 101 99.5
    22-Feb-10 92 95 93.5
    01-Feb-10 84 87 85.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-09 80 83 81.5
    06-Jul-09 76 79 77.5
    25-May-09 73 76 74.5
    23-Feb-09 70 73 71.5
    12-Jan-09 63 66 64.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Nov-08 78 81 79.5
    03-Nov-08 93 96 94.5
    06-Oct-08 104 107 105.5
    28-Jul-08 111 114 112.5
    23-Jun-08 104 107 105.5
    26-May-08 99 102 100.5
    28-Apr-08 96 99 97.5
    10-Mar-08 93 96 94.5
    04-Feb-08 96 99 97.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Nov-07 93 96 94.5
    22-Oct-07 88 91 89.5
    30-Jul-07 84 87 85.5
    21-May-07 79 82 80.5
    09-Apr-07 75 78 76.5
    19-Feb-07 72 75 73.5
    22-Jan-07 69 72 70.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-06 72 75 73.5
    13-Nov-06 78 81 79.5
    16-Oct-06 82 85 83.5
    21-Aug-06 87 90 88.5
    03-Jul-06 82 85 83.5
    22-May-06 79 82 80.5
    15-May-06 76 79 77.5
    10-Apr-06 80 83 81.5
    27-Feb-06 84 87 85.5
    06-Feb-06 88 91 89.5
    16-Jan-06 92 95 93.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    07-Nov-05 96 99 97.5
    10-Oct-05 88 91 89.5
    19-Sep-05 83 86 84.5
    12-Sep-05 76 79 77.5
    08-Aug-05 70 73 71.5
    11-Jul-05 64 67 65.5
    06-Jun-05 68 71 69.5
    02-May-05 72 75 73.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Nov-04 74 77 75.5
    15-Nov-04 73 76 74.5
    27-Sep-04 68 71 69.5
    16-Aug-04 63 66 64.5
    17-May-04 59 62 60.5
    26-Jan-04 57 60 58.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Sep-03 54 57 55.5
    04-Aug-03 49 52 50.5
    16-Jun-03 51 54 52.5
    07-Apr-03 53 56 54.5
    10-Mar-03 59 62 60.5
    20-Jan-03 47 50 48.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-02 42 45 43.5
    04-Nov-02 44 47 45.5
    12-Aug-02 45 48 46.5
    17-Jun-02 43 46 44.5
    15-Apr-02 40 43 41.5
    11-Mar-02 38 41 39.5
    14-Jan-02 35 38 36.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Dec-01 38 41 39.5
    12-Nov-01 40 43 41.5
    13-Aug-01 42 45 43.5
    02-Jul-01 45 48 46.5
    11-Jun-01 48 51 49.5
    19-Mar-01 51 54 52.5
    12-Feb-01 48 51 49.5
    29-Jan-01 43 46 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-00 44 47 45.5
    20-Nov-00 46 49 47.5
    16-Oct-00 47 50 48.5
    04-Sep-00 48 51 49.5
    17-Apr-00 49 52 50.5
    20-Mar-00 46 49 47.5
    14-Feb-00 43 46 44.5
    10-Jan-00 44 47 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    01-Nov-99 46 49 47.5
    13-Sep-99 44 47 45.5
    07-Jun-99 41 44 42.5
    12-Apr-99 38 41 39.5
    01-Mar-99 37 40 38.5
    01-Feb-99 36 39 37.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Dec-98 37 40 38.5
    30-Nov-98 38 41 39.5
    19-Oct-98 39 42 40.5
    21-Sep-98 40 43 41.5
    17-Aug-98 41 44 42.5
    13-Jul-98 42 45 43.5
    08-Jun-98 43 46 44.5
    11-May-98 44 47 45.5
    13-Apr-98 45 48 46.5
    16-Mar-98 46 49 47.5
    09-Feb-98 47 50 48.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Oct-97 48 51 49.5
    08-Sep-97 50 53 51.5
    11-Aug-97 52 55 53.5
    14-Apr-97 54 57 55.5
    17-Feb-97 51 54 52.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-96 53 56 54.5
    12-Aug-96 55 58 56.5
    17-Jun-96 50 53 51.5
    03-Jun-96 46 49 47.5
    15-Apr-96 43 46 44.5
    29-Jan-96 40 43 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-95 43 45 44
    25-Sep-95 44 46 45
    14-Aug-95 46 48 47
    17-Jul-95 47 49 48
    03-Jul-95 49 53 51
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    12-Dec-94 51 55 53
    17-Oct-94 49 52 50.5
    19-Sep-94 45 48 46.5
    15-Aug-94 41 44 42.5
    25-Apr-94 39 41 40
    24-Jan-94 36 38 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    19-Jul-93 38 40 39
    29-Mar-93 35 37 36
    01-Mar-93 38 40 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Aug-92 40 43 41.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Dec-91 39 41 40
    30-Sep-91 36 38 37
    23-Sep-91 41 45 43
    22-Apr-91 45 47 46
    01-Apr-91 47 50 48.5
    18-Feb-91 50 53 51.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Dec-90 55 57 56
    12-Nov-90 49 57 53
    01-Oct-90 49 52 50.5
    30-Apr-90 46 48 47
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    18-Dec-89 48 50 49
    02-Oct-89 47 49 48
    29-May-89 54 55 54.5
    13-Mar-89 53 55 54
    06-Mar-89 49 51 50

All prices are estimated U.S. market prices, in cents per pound, for prime resin, unfilled, natural color, FOB supplier, unless otherwise indicated.

"Change Date" represents issue dates when Plastics News published a change in our weekly price chart, as well as the week when the file was updated most recently. Our published prices indicate when we became aware of and confirmed with North American buyers and suppliers that prices actually changed in the market.