18 February 2009 14:43 [Source: ICIS news]
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Domestically, shipments of PVC resin for the production of rigid PVC fell by 20.6% compared with the previous year to 44,583 tonnes, the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC) said.
Exports of PVC were down 1.8% to 50,388 tonnes, the VEC added.
The country’s production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), meanwhile, increased by 5.7% compared with the previous year to 276,620 tonnes in January, according to the VEC.
However, domestic shipments of VCM for PVC production decreased by 21.9% to 135,735 tonnes, the VEC said.
Exports of VCM more than doubled year or year to 128,403 tonnes, the industry association added.
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