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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
28-Jul-14 72 78 75

2012click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
25-Jun-12 66 72 69

2009click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
16-Nov-09 58 64 61
11-May-09 50 56 53

2006click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
16-Jan-06 52 62 57

2001click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
04-Jun-01 33 37 35

2000click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
14-Aug-00 34 38 36

1999click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
16-Aug-99 29 33 31
08-Feb-99 26 31 28.5
11-Jan-99 31 36 33.5

1997click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
21-Jul-97 36 41 38.5

1992click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
14-Dec-92 43 46 44.5
21-Sep-92 40 43 41.5
10-Feb-92 45 48 46.5

1991click to collapse

Change Date Low High Avg
26-Aug-91 40 40 40
01-Apr-91 45 45 45

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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