Polycarbonate Price Trend and Forecast

Polycarbonate Regionla Price Overview

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Polycarbonate Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024

Product Category Region Price Time Period
Polycarbonate Packaging China 2213 USD/MT January 2024
Polycarbonate Packaging China 2239 USD/MT March 2024
Polycarbonate Packaging India 2060 USD/MT January 2024
Polycarbonate Packaging India 2111 USD/MT March 2024

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The polycarbonate market performance was quite mixed in the Asian region during the first quarter of 2024. In the Chinese market, the monthly average prices went from about 2213 USD/MT in January’24 to around 2239 USD/MT in March’24. This introduced a marginal uptick in the Chinese domestic price graph for polycarbonate. A stable and almost equal supply and demand outlook maintained the healthy exchange between the suppliers and consumers.

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Since the crude oil and energy prices also picked up in the region after OPEC+ announced a decline in the output volumes, the upstream manufacturing and processing costs increased, exerting upward pressure on the prices. Similarly, in the Indian market, the monthly average prices went from about 2060 USD/MT in January’24 to around 2111 USD/MT in March of 2024.

This imparted a 2% growth on the domestic price trajectory. The rising production costs pushed the prices up, but the humble downstream demands counterbalanced the approach. Because of this, these subtle and marginal increments were seen in the regional price trend.


Polycarbonate remained on a positively inclined price trajectory in the European markets. Since it is capaciously consumed in the production of various electronic components, automobiles, and construction pieces, the downstream factors and pricing fundamentals also vary greatly as per the market demands. Notable surges in the feedstock bisphenol A prices also raised the price trend. During the discussed span, a swift depreciation in the Euro value was noticed against the US Dollar, which further supported the upstream costs. With both upstream and downstream factors supporting the market fundamentals, the price graph inclined for the entire duration of Q1’24.

North America

The American polycarbonate market could not behave any differently than its Asian and European counterparts as the prices were found to be inclining here as well. Primarily it was the incline in the energy and crude oil prices that raised the production and processing costs. These factors pulled the polycarbonate prices up during the said period of Q1’24. Downstream demands, though, were not equally inclined and were positive enough to support the price trend. Overall, positive market performance was witnessed.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, Polycarbonate price trends are likely to continue rising in the coming months since the current supply and demand dynamics project a healthy outlook.

Polycarbonate (PC) Price Trend for the October - December of 2023


Polycarbonates are very generously used in the manufacturing of electronic components, construction materials, automobiles, aircraft, etc.; hence, demands from these downstream sectors guide the polycarbonate market trend. During the final quarter of the year 2023, polycarbonate prices fluctuated as per the market demands.

The first half of the quarter witnessed a rise in the pricing trajectory as the monthly average prices in the Indian polycarbonate market grew by approximately 2% from October to November’23. However, the long holiday season pivoted the market trajectory downhill. Prices in the Indian market shifted from about 2065 USD/MT in October to about 2040 USD/MT in December of 2023. Overall, mixed market sentiments were observed.


Despite the freight disturbances, the European polycarbonate industry was observed to be growing during the given period of Q4’23. A rise in demands from the consumer electronics and automobile sector pushed the price trend positively during the said quarter.

North America

The American polycarbonate market wavered heavily during the last quarter of the year 2023. The market demands took a hit because of the long holiday season in the latter part of the quarter, causing the market trend to waver; however, the prices consolidated by the end of the discussed span. Borderline buoyancy was observed in the polycarbonate price trend.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, given the current inventory and demand conditions, the Polycarbonate price trend are likely to waver in the coming months; narrow-range fluctuations are anticipated.

Polycarbonate Price Trend for the July - September of 2023


The incline in the cost of raw materials and stable pace of demand from the downstream industries supported the rise in the polycarbonate price trend during the initial phase of the third quarter. In addition to this, the rise in the prices of crude oil raised the all over production cost of polycarbonate and helped in the inclination of polycarbonate price graph. Further, the downstream construction and automotive sectors also enjoyed the surge in their sales figures and, in turn, supported the rise in polycarbonate prices.


In European countries, the polycarbonate price trend remained weak during the first months of the third quarter. During this phase, the market suffered the ill consequences of rising inflationary pressure and the limited appetite of consumers. Further, the number of inquiries and orders from the majority of downstream industries also remained on the lower end, leading to the southward movement of the polycarbonate price graph. However, in September, the market showed some signs of recovery, and even the stockpiles of polycarbonate started to decline with the improvement in the procurement rates of downstream industries.

North America

In North America, the polycarbonate price index depleted gradually in the third quarter of 2023. The major cause of the feeble performance of this sector was the fall in the number of new orders and the decline in the spending appetite of the consumer sector. Consumer sentiments were hurt by the rise in inflation and interest rates charged by banks. The slowed demand for polycarbonate was well countered by sufficient inventories. In addition to this, the fall in construction activities and disruptions in the supply chains also had an adverse effect on the growth of polycarbonate prices.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Polycarbonate are expected to continue their declining journey due to poor demand and a rise in the level of inventories.

Polycarbonate Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Polycarbonate price trend observed a wavering pattern in the first half of 2023. The spot prices averaged around 17400 RMB/MT in January and went to around 14766 RMB/MT in June’23 in the Chinese domestic market. Despite the bearish demands from the downstream sector, the feedstock Bisphenol A and Acetone prices remained stable. The positive feedstock prices supported the production costs, which helped maintain the market dynamics, yet the overall trend was declining. The feedstock prices provided the necessary support and did not let the market crash.


The European market witnessed a mixed price trend for Polycarbonate in H1 2023. Initially, the prices inclined but dropped going forward, given the dampened demands. As the inventory stocks overflowed and feedstock prices decreased, polycarbonate prices fell across Europe.

North America

The US domestic market witnessed a declining curve for polycarbonate prices. The over-saturated markets amid feverish demands could not sustain such high prices and subsided. Further, the hiked interest rates and failure of major banks negatively impacted consumer confidence in the market, causing baulking of potential buyers from the market.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, polycarbonate prices are expected to remain volatile in the upcoming quarter. The lowered market offtakes and overstocked inventors will continue to plague the price trend for Polycarbonate in the global markets.

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About Polycarbonate

Polycarbonates, usually abbreviated as PC, belong to a group of thermoplastic polymers. They contain carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates are often utilised in engineering as they are strong and tough materials and some of its grades are optically transparent as well. They can also be easily moulded and thermoformed.

Polycarbonate Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Polycarbonate
Industrial Uses Electronic Components, Construction Materials, Automotive, Aircraft and Security Components
Supplier Database Covestro AG, SABIC, Teijin Limited, Trinseo S.A., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.)   
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, 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

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Polycarbonate Production Process

  • Production of Polycarbonate via Bisphenol A and Carbonyl Chloride via Condensation Polymerisation; and via Bisphenol A and Diphenyl Carbonate

While preparing Polycarbonate from bisphenol A and carbonyl chloride through the process of condensation polymerisation, a solution of bisphenol A in sodium hydroxide is produced, which is then combined with carbonyl chloride dissolved in an organic solvent. Further, the polymerisation reaction is carried out in the presence of a catalyst to obtain Polycarbonate as the final product.


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