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Historical Resin Pricing

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Current Pricing
As of Date Level
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  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-Sep-15 35 43 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    24-Mar-14 50 58 54
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    04-Feb-13 54 62 58
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    26-Nov-12 64 72 68
    25-Jun-12 54 62 58
    30-Apr-12 64 70 67
    16-Jan-12 60 66 63
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    28-Nov-11 58 64 61
    14-Mar-11 60 66 63
    24-Jan-11 55 61 58
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Dec-10 51 57 54
    27-Sep-10 45 51 48
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    13-Apr-09 40 46 43
    06-Apr-09 44 50 47
    16-Mar-09 38 44 41
    12-Jan-09 36 42 39
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    29-Dec-08 38 44 41
    08-Dec-08 44 54 49
    24-Nov-08 28 32 30
    03-Nov-08 40 44 42
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    20-Nov-06 48 52 50
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Oct-05 51 56 53.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    17-Jun-02 46 51 48.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    21-May-01 44 49 46.5
    15-Jan-01 40.5 44.5 42.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    09-Oct-00 42 46 44
    10-Jan-00 34 42 38
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    27-Sep-99 31 39 35
    11-Jan-99 28 36 32
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    05-Oct-98 30 38 34
    13-Apr-98 33 41 37
    02-Mar-98 33 38 35.5
    05-Jan-98 32 37 34.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    22-Sep-97 30 35 32.5
    19-May-97 28 32 30
    07-Apr-97 25 30 27.5
    10-Feb-97 22 27 24.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    23-Dec-96 20 25 22.5
    09-Dec-96 18 23 20.5
    21-Oct-96 19 23 21
    30-Sep-96 22 27 24.5
    26-Aug-96 23 28 25.5
    22-Jul-96 28 32 30
    15-Jul-96 32 38 35
    24-Jun-96 36 42 39
    03-Jun-96 38 44 41
    01-Apr-96 40 46 43
    11-Mar-96 42 49 45.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    08-May-95 45 51 48
    27-Mar-95 41 48 44.5
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    10-May-93 36 43 39.5
    29-Mar-93 36 44 40
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    06-Jan-92 34 40 37
  • As of Date Level
    Low High Avg
    02-Dec-91 34 36 35
    02-Sep-91 37 40 38.5
    05-Aug-91 39 40 39.5

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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