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PVC Prices and News

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

PVC prices flat for 2nd straight month in Italy and West Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, PVC markets remained unresponsive to the logistics disruptions and soaring freight rates amid the Red Sea turmoil, indicating stability for the second straight month in February. Pricing policies were stable as mediocre demand counterbalanced supply chain disruptions, leaving no room for margin recovery despite earlier plans...

HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , EPS , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Türkiye’s 2023 imports set a new record at 6.3 million tons; PE, PVC and ABS shine out
by Merve Madakbaşı
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Türkiye’s total polymer imports hit a new all-time high in 2023 as the overall volume neared 6.3 million tons despite economic obstacles. The quantity pointed to a 5% increase from 2022 although imports recorded steady drops in the last quarter of last year. LLDPE, HDPE, PVC and ABS imports shone out as they set new records while PP and LDPE posted more modest growth...

Price , Türkiye , PVC

Modest supply sends PVC prices to almost 5-month highs in Türkiye
by Merve Madakbaşı
Import PVC market opened February on a firmer footing as the lingering logistic mishaps related to the Red Sea disruption led to higher shipping costs and helped resin sellers renew confidence regardless of calm derivative markets. Providing an upper hand to suppliers were also reduced ex-USG volumes and slight price gains in most Asian outlets prior to the CNY holiday...

Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore , SPVC

Fundamentals muddy Asian PVC market outlook even as prices rise
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
The Asian PVC markets have moved up due to rising energy and feedstock prices, elevated freight rates, and a total absence of US-origin shipments. However, the demand has not shown much enthusiasm, as supplies stay adequate, limiting price increases. The market direction in the near term is not too clear, caught between cost escalations on the one hand and weak demand on the other...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , PP Copolymer , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Türkiye’s polymer markets brace for new hikes driven by supply crunch
by Merve Madakbaşı
The deepening supply crunch seems to be pushing Turkish polymer players get ready for renewed price hikes in February, as short availability will give sellers an upper hand regardless of the state of downstream demand. Meanwhile, uncertainties about the lingering logistic mishaps and emerging risks keep commodity markets on edge for the long run...

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About ChemOrbis Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) prices and Plastics News

Unlike other polymers that are derived from crude oil and natural gas, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is part of the chlor-alkali industry. The main raw material used to produce PVC is sodium chloride. Caustic soda and chlorine are made via the electrolysis of sodium chloride. While caustic soda has its own uses, ethylene dichloride (EDC) is made by the chlorination of ethylene and chlorine, and is used primarily in the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). In the final stage, PVC is produced by polymerization of VCM.

PVC is divided into two categories: emulsion PVC and suspension PVC. While emulsion PVC (E-PVC) has a limited area of use, suspension PVC (S-PVC) enjoys a greater area of use. S-PVC grades are characterized by K values. K67-68 is the most commonly used PVC type. PVC K67-68 is used in profile and pipe applications and has a direct relation to the construction industry. Due to its dependence on the construction sector, PVC is also directly affected by the economic performance of countries, either positively or negatively.

PVC K64-65 is also used in the manufacture of pipes and profiles. K58 is used in rigid applications, such as injection molding, and the manufacture of credit cards and food packaging. K70 is used in the manufacture of shoes, cables, hoses, shower curtains, tablecloths and stationery.

Looking at the top buyers and sellers on a country-based breakdown, the USA is at the top of the list of largest exporters with a market share of more than 20%. Taiwan is the second largest PVC supplier, followed by Germany. India is the top PVC buyer in global markets by a long way. Although China has reduced its dependence on imports with new PVC capacities it has commissioned over the last 20 years, it still ranks as the second largest PVC importer in the world. In addition, China has the world's largest acetylene-based PVC capacities. China is followed by Türkiye and Italy, having almost the same level of market share in PVC imports.

ChemOrbis Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) prices and Plastics News  section contain information on the market trends, as well as supply-demand factors and production costs that determine the pricing, statistics on imports and exports, along with maintenance shutdowns, restarts, and new capacities related to PVC facilities.


E-PVC, S-PVC K67-68, S-PVC K70, S-PVC K64-65, S-PVC K58, S-PVC K67-68 (Acetylene), S-PVC K64-65 (Acetylene), S- PVC K70 (Acetylene)

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