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Acetylene based PVC prices less competitive in SEA

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 29/04/2015 (16:33)
According to players in Southeast Asia, acetylene based PVC cargoes are starting to lose their competitiveness as ethylene based PVC prices are standing at more attractive levels nowadays.

A source from a Chinese producer reported that their acetylene based PVC offers stand at $920/ton CIF SEA, cash. “Buyers are not interested in our offers as we are struggling to maintain our competitiveness against ethylene based PVC,” he commented.

A Shanghai-based trader who is offering acetylene based PVC at $880-890/ton CIF SEA, cash, stated, “Southeast Asian buyers mostly prefer to buy ethylene based PVC nowadays as acetylene based offers have lost their competitiveness. Meanwhile, demand is stagnant.”

In Southeast Asia, acetylene based PVC prices are currently standing at $880-920/ton on a CIF SEA, cash equivalent basis while ethylene based PVC k67 prices are reported in the range of $880-905/ton with the same terms.
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