Expanded Polystyrene Price Chart, Trend, News, Index, Prices, Forecast and Historical Prices Analysis

In the last quarter of 2023, there was an approximately 2% decrease in prices due to reduced demand from the construction sector and weak product exports affecting the packaging sector. 

Expanded Polystyrene Prices In USA

  • United States: 10245 USD/MT

In the last quarter of 2023, there was an approximately 2% decrease in prices due to reduced demand from the construction sector and weak product exports affecting the packaging sector. 

The latest report by IMARC Group, titled "Expanded Polystyrene Pricing Report 2024: Price Trend, Chart, Market Analysis, News, Demand, Historical and Forecast Data," provides a thorough examination of the Expanded Polystyrene Price Trend. This report delves into the price of Expanded Polystyrene globally, presenting a detailed analysis, along with informative Expanded Polystyrene Price Chart. Through comprehensive Expanded Polystyrene Price analysis, the report sheds light on the key factors influencing these trends. Additionally, it includes historical data to offer context and depth to the current pricing landscape. The report also explores the Expanded Polystyrene Demand, analyzing how it impacts market dynamics. To aid in strategic planning, the price forecast section provides insights into price forecast, making this report an invaluable resource for industry stakeholders.

Expanded Polystyrene Prices December 2023:

  • United States: 1910 USD/MT

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The study delves into the factors affecting Expanded Polystyrene price variations, including alterations in the cost of raw materials, the balance of supply and demand, geopolitical influences, and sector-specific developments.

The report also incorporates the most recent updates from the market, equipping stakeholders with the latest information on market fluctuations, regulatory modifications, and technological progress. It serves as an exhaustive resource for stakeholders, enhancing strategic planning and forecast capabilities.

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Expanded Polystyrene Price Trend- Q4 2023

The substantial demand in the construction industry for lightweight and efficient insulation materials is one of the key factors driving the market growth of expanded polystyrene (EPS) worldwide. Moreover, the increasing need for cost-effective packaging solutions in the shipping and logistics sector is a major growth-inducing factor. In addition to this, the automotive industry is expanding at a rapid pace, which includes the use of EPS for impact absorption and insulation, thereby significantly contributing to market growth. Besides this, consumers are increasingly interested in sustainable and recyclable materials, which, in turn, is propelling the growth of the EPS market. Apart from this, significant technological advancements in material science and EPS manufacturing processes are bolstering the market growth. Additionally, the increased usage of EPS in specialty applications such as road construction and bridge embankment is stimulating market growth. Furthermore, personalization and customization trends in packaging are becoming increasingly popular, which is expanding the uses of EPS in various consumer products. The adoption of EPS in horticulture to produce lightweight and moisture-retaining plant containers is also boosting the market growth of EPS globally. Apart from this, regulations encouraging safe and environmentally friendly construction and packaging materials are creating a positive market outlook. Besides this, consumer preferences are trending towards innovative and energy-efficient building solutions. Coupled with this, innovative packaging and presentation of goods using EPS are significantly contributing to the market growth.

Expanded Polystyrene Market Analysis

The global expanded polystyrene market size reached US$ 10.7 Billion in 2023. By 2032, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 15.2 Billion, at a projected CAGR of 3.80% during 2023-2032. In the last quarter of 2023, the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) market experienced varying trends across different regions, primarily influenced by several key factors including supply dynamics, demand fluctuations, and changes in feedstock prices. In North America, the EPS market maintained a stable supply chain yet witnessed moderate fluctuations in demand and pricing, largely shaped by the economic activities in key consuming sectors such as automotive and construction. The significant strike by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union against major U.S. automakers notably dampened the demand from the automotive sector, which is a substantial consumer of EPS for parts and insulation purposes. This strike, coupled with a general decline in automotive production, led to reduced consumption of EPS, exerting downward pressure on its prices. Additionally, the decrease in crude oil prices played a crucial role by lowering energy and production costs, further contributing to the bearish price trend of EPS in the region. These factors collectively fostered a market environment where supply exceeded demand, prompting producers to adjust prices downward to stimulate market activity and manage inventory levels. Conversely, in Europe, the EPS market also saw a bearish trend, influenced heavily by the drop in feedstock Styrene prices. Styrene, a critical component in the production of EPS, saw its costs decline due to weakened global oil prices and ample supply conditions. This reduction in Styrene prices lowered the production costs for EPS, enabling manufacturers to produce at lower costs but also leading to price reductions in the market. The high availability of material and continuous supply chains in key European regions such as Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Antwerp ensured that the market remained saturated, which contributed to the price declines observed across these markets. Specifically, the price of EPS fell by around 7.4% to 7.7% in major trading hubs due to these cost dynamics combined with adequate stock levels in the market.

Furthermore, the European market dynamics were also affected by broader economic signals, such as slowing construction activities and a general economic downturn which dampened the demand for building and construction materials, including EPS. These sectors typically drive significant consumption of EPS due to its insulating properties. The overall decrease in demand within these key sectors, compounded by an oversupplied market, led to competitive pricing strategies among EPS producers, aiming to capture or maintain market share in a slowing economic environment. Additionally, the geopolitical situation in Europe, including trade tensions and regulatory changes, could have indirectly influenced market sentiments, thereby affecting EPS pricing strategies. As EPS manufacturers navigated these complex market conditions, the interplay between decreased production costs and reduced demand dictated the market's bearish trend, resulting in a cautious approach to production and pricing strategies to align with the prevailing market and economic conditions.

Key Points Covered in the Expanded Polystyrene Pricing Report:

The report delivers the following key findings, alongside a comprehensive breakdown of prices by region:

  • Expanded Polystyrene Prices
  • Expanded Polystyrene Price Trend
  • Expanded Polystyrene Demand & Supply
  • Expanded Polystyrene Market Analysis
  • Demand Supply Analysis by Type
  • Demand Supply Analysis by Application
  • Demand Supply Analysis of Raw Materials
  • Expanded Polystyrene Price Analysis
  • Expanded Polystyrene Industry Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
  • Expanded Polystyrene News and Recent developments
  • Global Event Analysis
  • List of Key Players

Regional Price Analysis:

  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hongkong, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
  • North America: United States and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
  • Middle East & Africa: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Nigeria, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco

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