Upward momentum in India’s import PVC market persists
Limited PVC supplies across the regional markets, healthier demand in India as well as soaring crude oil futures and high ethylene prices in Asia gave an upper hand to sellers to seek further price hikes.
A trader reported that the recent offers they received from a Japanese producer indicate a $20/ton increase on a weekly basis. A second Taiwanese producer also raised its offers by $30/ton to India this week with a producer source noting, “We have been allocating a small volume to the Indian market for the past two days. Our offers are higher and we are testing the market response.”
Another trader commented, “Demand has improved further in India since last week. After the Taiwanese major, a South Korean producer is sold out as well. The market is performing quite well nowadays.”
Meanwhile, according to weekly average prices on ChemOrbis Price Wizard, eight weeks of steady increases in prices have currently pushed the India’s import PVC market to a four-month high.
More free plastics newsPlastic resin (PP, LDPE, LLDPE ,HDPE, PVC, GPS; HIPS, PET, ABS) prices, polymer market trends, and more...
- Styrene prices sink to multi-month lows in Asia and Europe
- European PET posts double-digit decreases for October
- PVC downturn gains pace in Asia on Taiwanese major’s larger-than expected drop
- Asian spot propylene regains premium over ethylene for first time since 2013
- Import LDPE, LLDPE prices almost back at par with ethylene in China
- Turkish players voice early PP, PE expectations for November
- Thin buying cushions impact of PVC shutdowns across Europe
- China’s PP market makes a strong start to post-holiday period
- Asian ethylene-naphtha spread narrows to 3-year low
- Local PVC markets plunge in India, Southeast Asia