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PVC Prices and News

Price , India , PVC

Will bullish February expectations be toned down in Asian PVC markets?
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
A major Taiwanese PVC producer is expected to reveal their February offers around next week to Asian buyers, while players voice different expectations as the market has been caught between the freight issue and the highly volatile crude oil. Rising freight costs lifted the sentiment somewhat last week, fueling traders’ optimism, although a choppy energy market has recently diluted some of the hike expectations...

Price , India , PVC

Players divided over a bullish run in India’s PVC outlook for Q1 2024
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
PVC prices in India are due for an upward correction in the first quarter of 2024 as stockpiling starts in anticipation of higher demand for end-products in the new year, believe a sizable section of market players. However, others think prices may stay lower or move sideways as a sustainable demand recovery may not be likely...

Price , Türkiye , PVC , SPVC

Türkiye PVC 2024 outlook: Will clouds scatter for derivative markets?
by Merve Madakbaşı
Ebbing downstream demand has given a tough ride to PVC players for most of 2023. An uncertain economic climate took center stage and previous expectations of a demand boom in the aftermath of the twin earthquakes that struck Türkiye in February failed to materialize. Converters endured stagnant consumption both at home and in export destinations, while resin sellers suffered thin margins...

Price , Türkiye , PVC

Import PVC K67 market pulls back as sluggish downstream demand weighs in Türkiye
by Merve Madakbaşı
Türkiye’s import PVC K67 market has erased November gains, with prices receding to late October lows again. The main culprit behind the failure of earlier hike targets was consumers' lack of buying appetite amid stagnant derivative markets. The faltering upturn in Asia added to the weakness and sellers had to issue discounts in response to resistance from their customers...

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

India PP, PE, PVC outlook for 2024: After 2023 records, will demand boom continue?
by Merve Sezgün  and Esra Ersöz
India experienced a significant surge in PE, PVC, and PP imports in the first three quarters of 2023, as per ChemOrbis Stats Wizard data. When the January-September data is annualized, it suggests that 2023 is poised to set new records for imports in all three polymers. Now, the looming question is whether India will sustain this precipitous growth momentum in imports into 2024...

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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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