|2020-05-08 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据ICIS网站5月6日消息 由于油价下跌和疫情对需求的破坏影响，ICIS石化指数（IPEX）在4月份暴跌。
王磊 摘译自 ICIS
Global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) for April plunges to November 2003 level
The ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) plunged in April as the impact of the falling oil price and coronavirus-driven demand destruction slammed the sector.
The global index stands at a level last seen in November 2003 and is just below that in January 2003.
Each of the regional components of the global index fell sharply month on month as petrochemical and plastic prices fell across the board. The index charts the largely contract and average monthly price movements of a basket of the 12 major petrochemicals and plastics.
Aromatics prices fell steeply and quickly in April as the falling value of naphtha worked its way through the regional markets. Petrochemicals prices are impacted by the drop in crude oil and the negative market sentiment of oversupply as coronavirus lockdowns across large areas of the globe hit downstream and end-use product demand.
While there are some bright spots of increased demand for certain chemicals and plastics important for the protection of human health, the overarching price trend for petrochemicals and plastics is down due largely to oversupply.
Some of the polymers have been least affected by the lockdowns although in terms of price, the drops for products such as polypropylene in the US and polystyrene in Europe were still in the close to 5-6% range.