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Are record-high PVC prices the new normal amid enduring pandemic?
by Merve Sezgün
The global PVC rally, which has been in place since the 2nd quarter of 2020 if some short-term correction periods are ignored, has once again gained momentum amid the ongoing shipping crisis and supply shortages. Import prices in major markets have broken their previous peaks, raising the questions: How long will this rally last? Are the record-high PVC prices the new normal?...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC up for 16th month in Sept, prices touch new highs
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, fresh PVC offers that have been announced for September so far indicate small increases despite the slightly lower ethylene settlement. The bullish trend entered its 16th month, with supply-demand dynamics remaining as key factors setting the tone of the market. PVC prices hit fresh record highs, needless to say...

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

Import PVC prices near all-time highs in India, disparity with China/SEA grows
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal  and Merve Sezgün
PVC supplies in India have continued to be tightened by shipping delays and higher freight costs, which has pushed import prices to near fresh record highs. The K67 market had hit an all-time high of $1700/ton CIF in mid-April while this week’s average stood at $1640/ton...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

Tightness keeps European PVC firm; projections for Sept voiced
by Merve Madakbaşı
PVC markets of Italy and Northwest Europe have returned from holidays on a firm footing on the heels of still-tight supplies. Activity has been buoyant despite holidays, while PVC expectations for September have started to be expressed by regional players. Meanwhile, increases of €30-40/ton passed through August deals this week...

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

Shipping delays further tighten India’s PVC market; fueling the uptrend
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal  and Merve Sezgün
PVC players in Asia reported that the stock situation in India further tightened during the week due to a shipping delay that sources said was more than three weeks. The Chinese and Southeast Asian markets were also tight since sellers focused more on offering to the pricier Indian market...

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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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