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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 Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q1 2021 (Glass Fiber)
The global demand for glass fiber increased by 5% in Q1 2021 from Q4 2020, while it grew by 9% when compared to Q1 2020. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased about 25% in Q1 2021 when compared to Q4 20 Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q1 2021 (Unsaturated Polyester Resin)
The global demand for UPR increased by 5% in Q1 2021 from Q4 2020. In Q1 2021, the end use industries reached above to the pre-COVID levels, the light vehicle sales grew by Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q1 2021 (Epoxy Resin)
The global demand for epoxy resin for the composites industry grew by 6% in Q1 2021, compared to Q4 2020, while it increased by 2.6% when compared to Q1 2020. The growth in Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q1 2021 (Steel)
The global demand for steel witnessed 10% growth in Q1 2021 when compared to Q4 2020, and also grew by 1.2% from Q1 2020. The post-lockdown recovery in steel demand has bee Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q1 2021 (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))
The global demand for SMC increased by ~7% in Q1 2021 compared to Q4 2020, mainly driven by the increased light vehicle sales which increased by 11.6% in Q1 2021 compared t Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q1 2021 (Carbon Fiber)
The global demand for carbon fiber increased by 11.9% in Q1 2021, compared to Q4 2020. Carbon fiber prices increased by about ~17% in Q1 2021 compared to Q4 2020, price inc Read More
July 01, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) – Q4 2020 (Sheet Molding Compound (SMC))
The global demand for SMC increased by ~3% in Q4 2020, compared to Q3 2020 driven by the light vehicle sales increased by 13% in Q4 2020 compared to Q3 2020. The SMC market has recovered after the COVID-19 pan Read More
April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Carbon Fiber – Q4 2020 (Carbon Fiber)
The global demand for carbon fiber increased marginally by 1.9% in Q4 2020, compared to Q3 2020. Carbon fiber prices increased by about ~1.5% in Q4 2020 compared to Q3 2020. Airbus and Boeing aircraft deliveri Read More
April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Steel – Q4 2020 (Steel)
Global
The global demand for steel witnessed 7% growth in Q4 2020 when compared to Q4 2019, and also grew by 2% from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020. The post-lockdown recovery in steel demand has b
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April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Glass Fiber – Q4 2020 (Glass Fiber)
The global demand for glass fiber increased by 8.2% in Q4 2020 from Q3 2020, while it grew by 5% when compared to Q4 2019. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased about 1.7% in Q4 2020 when compared to Q3 Read More
April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Aluminum – Q4 2020 (Aluminum)
Global
Global demand for aluminum was up by 4.4% in Q4 2020 as compared to Q4 2019, while it grew by 3.2% when compared to Q3 2020. This growth in demand is due to the recovery of downs
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April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) – Q4 2020 (Unsaturated Polyester Resin)
The global demand for UPR increased by 5% in Q4 2020 from Q3 2020. The transportation, marine, and construction markets started recovering in Q3 2020 and started operation normally in Q4 2020, affected by the Read More
April 02, 2021
Price and Demand Analysis for Epoxy Resin – Q4 2020 (Epoxy Resin )
The global demand for epoxy resin for the composites industry declined by 8.5% in Q4 2020, compared to Q4 2019, while it increased by 5.8% when compared to Q3 2020. The growth in fourth quarter 2020 in the epo Read More
April 02, 2021
Glass Fiber Market Overview June 2020 (Glass Fiber)

US

The US glass fiber market in June, 2020 improved significantly from May, 2020 by roughly 30% on a month over month basis. However, June was still 7-8% lower than the year over year benchmark from Read More

July 25, 2020
Steel Market Overview in June 2020 (Steel)

US

Production of crude steel in the United States declined in June, 2020 compared to May 2020 on a month-over-month basis. On year-over-year basis also, it declined significantly from June 201 Read More

July 25, 2020
Epoxy Market Overview June 2020 (Epoxy Resin)

US

The COVID-19 outbreak had an impact on the epoxy resin market due to the shortage of raw materials and lack of manpower owing to shutdowns. Demand went down significantly during April and M Read More

July 25, 2020
Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) Market Overview June 2020 (Unsaturated Polyester Resin)

US

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in major disruptions in the UPR supply chain, with large scale production cuts, increased costs, and shortages of raw materials. In addition, restriction on Read More

July 25, 2020
Aluminum Market Overview June 2020 (Aluminum)

US

Production of primary aluminum in the United States declined 3.4% in June 2020 when compared to May 2020 on month-over-month basis. On year-over-year basis also, it declined 2.8% compared t Read More

July 25, 2020

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