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USA , PVC , Egypt , Price , China , Turkey , SPVC

US PVC prices bounce on heels of eased stock pressure
by Merve Madakbaşı
American PVC prices in global markets had been on a downturn since late February-early March, dragged down by virus-hit demand in global markets. Following signals for a stabilization last week, US K67 offers have rebounded from almost a 12-year low in Turkey, Egypt and China. This reflected an upward trend in export prices out of the US in the last 2 weeks...
15-05-2020


Price , China , India , PVC

Taiwanese major’s June PVC pricing expected to reverse course after two months
by Pınar Polat
Traditionally setting the market trend in Asia, a major Taiwanese producer is expected to announce its June PVC offers to regional markets next week. After adopting a softer pricing policy for April and May, players anticipate the major producer to lift its fresh PVC offers by $10-20/ton on the back of the positivity generated around loosened quarantine measures in India as well as the firm sentiment in the China market...
13-05-2020


Price , China , Turkey , SEA & India , PVC , Egypt

Will major PVC markets hit bottom for June?
by Merve Sezgün
With PVC prices across major Asian and Mediterranean markets hovering around their lowest levels in more than a decade, players’ discussions have moved to whether a price bottom might be nearing in line with possible easing of lockdowns in non-China countries...
07-05-2020


PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Price , Turkey , PE , PP Homo , PP

Turkey’s polymer imports surge in Q1, LLDPE and PPH hit all-time high
by Merve Madakbaşı
Total polymer imports of Turkey neared 1.300.000 tons during the period of January-March 2020. The figure indicated an increase of 12.5% compared to the same period of 2019, according to data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics. It also represented the highest Q1 figure since 2018...
05-05-2020


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

PVC sellers rely on hopes of better demand in China, Vietnam
by Abdul Hadhi  and Başak Ceylan
Vietnam has cautiously emerged from the COVID-19 lockdown, as China did, after seemingly having flattened the curve for the coronavirus. With import PVC prices in Asia standing at their lowest levels in more than a decade amid the ongoing absence of India, global PVC sellers are now focusing on these two markets with hopes of seeing better demand...
28-04-2020


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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 Turkey 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.

Products:

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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