ACC subscribers receive all of the following resin reports with each paid subscription:
Monthly Production & Sales by End-Use Reports
Production and sales figures are presented for current month and year-to-date. These industry sales data can be used to track overall market growth rates and trends in domestic and export markets as well as key detailed end-use market segments. Published monthly for LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC, epoxy, polyether polyols, MDI, thermoplastic polyurethanes (quarterly only).
Preliminary Sales and Production Reports
These reports provide an initial view of the prior month’s overall performance. Production, total sales and export data are presented for the current month, and reports are typically published within 10 business days following month-end. Published for LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC.
Inventory data can offer insight into the strength of a resin business; includes opening and/or closing inventory data for the current period. Published monthly for LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP; quarterly for PS, EPS, PVC.
Capacity data can be used in combination with production and/or sales figures to calculate and track operating rates and trends. Annualized capacity figures are published monthly for PP; quarterly for LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE; semi-annually for PS and EPS; annually for PVC.
Major Markets Report
This annual report gives a broad measure of thermoplastic resins sold to end-use markets such as packaging, consumer & institutional products, transportation, building & construction, electrical & electronics, and others.
Resin production and sales data are also available electronically from 2000; hard copy reports are available from 1971. Call ACC for pricing information and discounts.
Report Distribution and Copyright:
All ACC resin reports are protected by U.S. copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of ACC. You may not alter or remove any copyright or other notice from the reports. Under limited permission, PIPS subscribers may modify and use parts of the reports to resell the data (such as incorporate the modified or partial data in their own material that they prepare for use by another individual or organization), with attribution to ACC. No other reproduction, distribution, transmittal, display or broadcast of the reports and data contained in them is permitted without the prior written permission of ACC. Subscribers that are trade associations are prohibited from reproducing, redistributing or reselling any of the data from the PIPS reports, or incorporating any PIPS data in materials for use by another, without the express written permission of ACC.
Data published in ACC’s PIPS reports are based on data voluntarily reported by participating companies to Vault Consulting, Inc. (Vault). Data is reported by participating companies to the best of their abilities and may be based on data that is estimated. Although Vault reviews estimates and reported data to identify inconsistencies and unusual changes, in general Vault and ACC are not able to verify the accuracy of reported data. Therefore, ACC and Vault cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data or information in these reports. ACC expressly disclaims any warranty or guaranty, whether express or implied, associated with any of the information contained therein. ACC also expressly disclaims any liability associated with the accuracy or completeness of the information presented, or its suitability for any particular use. Further, ACC is not responsible or liable for the use of this information. Users of this information are solely responsible for any consequences, including any liability that arises from such use.