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US PVC output falls in April, sales hit 9 month high: ACC

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 13/05/2016 (13:23)
According to preliminary data from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), PVC production in the US fell 14.26% in April to 1.195 billion lb (approximately 542,000 tons) from an over three year high of 1.394 billion lb (approximately 632,300 tons) in March.

Production posted a drop of 198.708 million lb (approximately 90,000 tons) while sales posted a monthly increase of 1.909 million lb (approximately 866,000 tons) to 1.345 billion lb (approximately 610,000 tons) in April, indicating a draw down in inventories of around 149.543 million lb (approximately 67,830 tons) on the month.

US exports increased 1.21% to 428.603 million lb (approximately 194,410 tons) on the month from 423.459 million lb (approximately 192,000 tons) in March while domestic sales fell to 916.148 million lb (approximately 415,557 tons) in April, indicating a 0.35% fall compared with 919.383 million lb (approximately 417,025 tons) in March.
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