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US PVC dives to fresh lows as demand evaporates in global markets
by Merve Madakbaşı
Global polymer markets have been hit hard by a lockdown in India that aims at containing the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic. PVC has felt the steepest impact as the South Asian country stands for the world’s largest consumer...

Malaysia , India , Northwest Europe , Price , China , Singapore , Italy , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Egypt , Vietnam , Indonesia , Turkey

Global PVC markets plunge after India extends lockdown
by Merve Sezgün
The bearishness in global PVC markets has been reinforced by the news that India, the largest PVC importer worldwide, extended its lockdown until May 3. Import prices in most Asian markets have plunged to the lowest levels in more than a decade while Turkey and Egypt have seen the lowest price levels since 2016. Local PVC prices in Europe, meanwhile, are at around 5-year lows...

Price , China , SEA & India , PVC

Expectations for May PVC pricing call for sharp decreases in Asia
by Pınar Polat
Muted demand amid coronavirus-related lockdowns in India and Southeast Asia has pushed Asian players to anticipate drastic monthly decreases of up to $100/ton for a major Taiwanese producer’s May PVC pricing, which is expected to be announced within the next two weeks...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC producers start revealing April offers, drops vary in size
by Manolya Tufan
PVC producers in Europe voiced their intention to apply smaller decreases than the half of the ethylene drop for April, with the emergence of initial announcements justifying this. Producers aim to keep the downtrend in check despite factory closures amid coronavirus-related lockdowns...

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Downstream operations slacken amid virus-hit logistics, low demand in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
With Europe becoming the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, run cuts or closures at downstream plants have been on the agenda. Meanwhile, rising freight rates amid a shortage of containers and increased checks at borders indicate that supply chain disruptions lurk around the corner...

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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.


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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