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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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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 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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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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April 02, 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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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April 02, 2021

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

The global demand for glass fiber grew by 4.9% in Q4 2021 from Q3 2021; also it grew by 16% as compared to Q4 2020. Glass fiber prices, on an average, increased about 9.3% in Q4 2021 as compared to Q3 2021. Pr...

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