15 December 2010 09:12 [Source: ICIS news]
The narrow price difference between the two products made VCM more profitable to export, said Masaki Miyajima, vice chairman of the Vinyl Environmental Council (VEC).
On the domestic front, shipments of PVC increased 7.1% to 94,731 tonnes during the month, but this was largely due to a base effect, since the November 2009 volumes were too low, said Miyajima.
“It [the November 2010 figure] is not particularly good or bad. It is about the same as the previous months,” he added. In October, domestic PVC shipments totalled 93,117 tonnes.
For VCM, domestic shipments fell 3.2% to 145,284 tonnes, based on VEC data.
VCM is used mainly as a raw material for the manufacture of PVC.For more on polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride monomer visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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