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Historical Resin Pricing

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Current Pricing

As of Date Low High Avg

2014click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
24-Mar-14 50 58 54

2013click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
04-Feb-13 54 62 58

2012click to collapse

Change Date 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

2011click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
28-Nov-11 58 64 61
14-Mar-11 60 66 63
24-Jan-11 55 61 58

2010click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
06-Dec-10 51 57 54
27-Sep-10 45 51 48

2009click to collapse

Change Date 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

2008click to collapse

Change Date 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

2006click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
20-Nov-06 48 52 50

2005click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
17-Oct-05 51 56 53.5

2002click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
17-Jun-02 46 51 48.5

2001click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
21-May-01 44 49 46.5
15-Jan-01 40.5 44.5 42.5

2000click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
09-Oct-00 42 46 44
10-Jan-00 34 42 38

1999click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
27-Sep-99 31 39 35
11-Jan-99 28 36 32

1998click to collapse

Change Date 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

1997click to collapse

Change Date 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

1996click to collapse

Change Date 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

1995click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
08-May-95 45 51 48
27-Mar-95 41 48 44.5

1993click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
10-May-93 36 43 39.5
29-Mar-93 36 44 40

1992click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
06-Jan-92 34 40 37

1991click to collapse

Change Date 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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