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Lucintel offers price and demand analysis on various materials such as steel, aluminum, glass fiber, carbon Fiber, unsaturated polyester resin, epoxy, sheet molding compound (SMC) and other various chemical and compound materials.


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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Aluminum)

Global production for aluminum increased by 3.2% in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022 and 1.1% as compared to Q2 2021. China is the world's largest producer of aluminum; the global production growth was mainl...

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR))

The global demand for UPR decreased by 8.7% in Q2 2022 from Q1 2022. The UPR demand declined due to very poor demand from the end use industries, such as pipes & tanks, wind installation, and construction....

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Steel)

The global production for steel increased by 6.9% in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022 but declined by 4.1% from Q2 2021. Global steel production grew in Q2 2022 due to an increase in steel production in APAC. AP...

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Glass Fiber)

The global demand for glass fiber grew by 3.5% in Q2 2022 from Q1 2022, and it grew by 12% when compared to Q2 2021. Supply chain disruption fueled the demand for glass fiber, as there was a trend of manufactu...

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))

The global demand for SMC increased by 2.1% in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022, driven by its growing demand in various end use industries, such as electrical and home appliances. In Q2 2022, SMC prices hiked b...

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Epoxy Resin )

The global demand for epoxy resins in the composites industry grew by 1.3% in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022, while it increased by 8.4% as compared to Q2 2021. The growth in the epoxy resin market in Q2 2022 ...

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October 31, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q2 2022 and Q3 2022(e) (Carbon Fiber)

The global demand for carbon fiber increased by 4.2% in Q2 2022 as compared to Q1 2022. Demand for carbon fiber was driven by growth in the aerospace industry and increasing demand from sporting goods manufact...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Carbon Fiber)

The global demand for carbon fiber increased by 3.9% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021. Demand for carbon fiber was driven by growth in wind energy installation activities and increasing demand from sporting g...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Glass Fiber)

The global demand for glass fiber grew by 5.4% in Q1 2022 from Q4 2021; and it grew by 16% when compared to Q1 2021. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased by 6.8% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021. Dema...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Epoxy Resin )

The global demand for epoxy resins for the composites industry grew by 1.6% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021, while it increased by 9% as compared to Q1 2021. The growth in ...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Aluminum)

Global production for aluminum decreased by 1.2% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021 and 1.9% as compared to Q1 2021. China is the world's largest producer of aluminum; the global production decline was main...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Steel)

The global production for steel increased by 2.5% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021, but declined by 4.9% from Q1 2021. Global steel production grew in Q1 2022 due to increase in steel production in APAC, APAC...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR))

The global demand for UPR increased by 4.1% in Q1 2022 from Q4 2021. The UPR demand that increased in this quarter was mainly driven by an increase in end use industries such as pipe & tank, wind installat...

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June 21, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q1 2022 and Q2 2022(e) (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))

The global demand for SMC increased by 1.4% in Q1 2022 as compared to Q4 2021, this increase is mainly driven by the increase in global construction activities. In Q1 2022, SMC prices hiked by 4% as compared t...

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March 02, 2022

Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q4 2021 and Q1 2022(e) (Steel)

The global production for steel decreased by 3.3% in Q4 2021 as compared to Q3 2021, and also declined by 0.5% from Q4 2020. Global steel production fell in Q4 2021 due to decline in steel production in APAC, ...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q3 2021 (Steel)

The global shipment for steel decreased by 9.6% in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021, and also declined by 2% from Q3 2020. Global steel shipment fell in Q3 2021 due to significant decline of steel production in ...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q3 2021 (Glass Fiber)

The global demand for glass fiber grew by 1.5% in Q3 2021 from Q2 2021; also it grew by 19% as compared to Q3 2020. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased about 12.3% in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021. P...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q3 2021 (Carbon Fiber)

The global demand for carbon fiber increased by 2.4% in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021. Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveries increased by 23% in Q3 2021 as compared Q3 2020 level. Demand for carbon fiber was ...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q3 2021 (Epoxy Resin)

The global demand of epoxy resin for the composites industry grew by 2.8% in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021, while it increased by 17% as compared to Q3 2020. The growth in Q3 2021 in the epoxy resin market is...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q3 2021 (Aluminum)

Global shipment for aluminum remained almost flat in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2, while it grew by 3.0% as compared to Q3 2020. Slowdown in end use industries like vehicle production limited the demand for alumi...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q3 2021 (Unsaturated Polyester Resin)

The global demand for UPR increased slightly by 1.3% in Q3 2021 from Q2 2021. The UPR demand increased in this quarter mainly driven by an increase in construction activities globally. The UPR price, on an ave...

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December 18, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q3 2021 (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))

The global demand for SMC increased by 1.2% in Q3 2021 as compared to Q2 2021, this increase is mainly driven by the increase in global construction activities. The SMC market has recovered after the COVID-19 ...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q2 2021 (Steel)

The global demand for steel witnessed 5.5% growth in Q2 2021 when compared to Q1 2021, and also grew by 18% from Q2 2020. The post-lockdown recovery in steel demand has been stronger than initially anticipated...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q2 2021 (Glass Fiber)

The global demand for glass fiber increased by 3.6% in Q2 2021 from Q1 2021, while it grew significantly by 42%, when compared to Q2 2020. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased about 22.9% in Q2 2021 wh...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q2 2021 (Carbon Fiber)

The global demand for carbon fiber increased by 5.5% in Q2 2021, compared to Q1 2021. Carbon fiber prices increased by about ~13.8% in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 2021, price increase is mainly driven by supply cha...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q2 2021 (Epoxy Resin)

The global demand for epoxy resin for the composites industry grew by 1.5% in Q2 2021, compared to Q1 2021, while it increased by 21.4% when compared to Q2 2020. The growth in second quarter 2021 in the epoxy ...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q2 2021 (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))

The global demand for SMC increased by 3.1% in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 2021, mainly driven by the increase in global light vehicle sales, which increased by 0.2% in Q2 2021 compared to Q1 2021. The SMC market h...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q2 2021 (Aluminum)

Global demand for aluminum grew by 0.8% in Q2 2021 as compared to Q1 2021, while it grew by 5.6% when compared to Q2 2020. This growth in demand is due to the recovery of downstream operation and production ac...

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October 02, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q2 2021 (Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR))

The global demand for UPR increased by 3.4% in Q2 2021 from Q1 2021. In Q2 2021, major end use industries grew resulting in increased demand of UPR. The global light vehicle sales grew by 35% and US housing st...

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July 01, 2021

Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q1 2021 (Aluminum)

Global demand for aluminum was declined by 0.6% in Q1 2021 as compared to Q4 2020, while it grew by 3.5% when compared to Q1 2020. This growth in demand is due to the recovery of downstream operation and produ...

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