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Current Pricing

As of Date Low High Avg

2012click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
06-Aug-12 62 66 64
16-Jan-12 74 78 76

2011click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
19-Sep-11 72 76 74

2010click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
27-Sep-10 68 74 71
26-Jul-10 60 66 63
10-May-10 56 62 59
05-Apr-10 48 54 51
22-Feb-10 42 48 45

2009click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
06-Jul-09 37 43 40
11-May-09 33 39 36

2008click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
19-May-08 46 55 50.5

2007click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
27-Aug-07 51 59 55
09-Jul-07 47 55 51
16-Apr-07 49 57 53

2006click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
01-May-06 47 55 51

2000click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
31-Jan-00 24 27 25.5

1999click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
08-Nov-99 20 22 21

1998click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
29-Jun-98 24 29 26.5

1996click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
26-Aug-96 26 31 28.5

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.

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