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Price , Turkey , PVC , SPVC

Turkey’s PVC market in flux amid calm demand, reduced supply
by Merve Madakbaşı
Import PVC prices have moved sideways recently as the market has been balanced between lower supply and limited consumption in Turkey. The easing supply pressure encouraged sellers to adopt firmer pricing policies, which lured buyers back to the market earlier in September. Nonetheless, hike attempts appear to have failed due to subdued end demand...

Malaysia , India , Price , China , Taiwan , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Indonesia

Taiwanese major’s Oct PVC pricing cuts surprise Asian markets
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Asian market players have been taken by surprise by a major Taiwanese producer’s sharp $60-100/ton decrease in import PVC offers to India and China...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC pricing offers mixed bag for September
by Manolya Tufan
PVC players were shattered by spiking energy costs in response to gas flow suspension from Russia. Most PVC suppliers started to voice their reluctance to issue discounts at a time when production costs soar and run rates are reduced. With lower consumption remaining a major pressure point, markets have seen divergent pricing policies...

Price , China , SEA & India , PVC

Impending Indian duties, holidays cloud Asian PVC outlook
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Expectations of safeguard duties on Chinese PVC in India and the holidays ahead in Asia for the mid-Autumn festival may prompt a major Taiwanese producer to put off release of its October pricing by a week or two.For now, import markets in both India and other Asian markets are marked by a persistently slow demand that points to further price cuts ahead...

Price , SEA & India , PVC

Chinese imports return to undercut Indian PVC markets
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
PVC prices in India continue to look further south although the likelihood of post-monsoon demand setting in could place a floor on the market in the month ahead...

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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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