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US PVC output and exports rise in May: ACC

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 22/06/2016 (14:17)
According to preliminary data from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), PVC production in the US posted a slight increase of 0.6% on the year to 1.301 billion pounds (about 590,123 tons) in May compared with 1.294 billion pounds (about 586,948 tons) in the same month of 2015. In the first five months, US PVC production climbed around 7.2% on the year to reach 6.475 billion pounds (about 2.940 million tons).

PVC exports from the US climbed around 3% year over year to 405.123 million pounds (about 183,760 tons) in May from 393.394 million pounds (about 178,440 tons) in the same month of the previous year. The US domestic sales, meanwhile, rose around 8.5% from a year earlier to 908.934 million pounds (about 412,285 tons) in May, representing almost the highest level seen since October 2014.
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