23 March 2013 16:30 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Participants in the market for ?xml:namespace>
Producers cited continuing tightness in availability of product in the wake of a set of outages, both planned and unplanned, in late 2012 and early 2013, as well as strong demand.
But falling prices abroad, particularly in
Two producers announced April initiatives, but others did not make similar announcements. According to market sources, one producer stated in a written notice that it would not support an April increase, saying it was not in keeping with the current state of the market.
Meanwhile, the latest production statistics from The Chlorine Institute, a
However, PVC market participants are anticipating increased domestic demand as the long-dormant US home construction industry moves into what many see as a firm rebound, as evidenced by the latest statistics for home starts and building permits. Home construction is a key downstream segment for PVC.
The IPC, hosted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, takes place from Sunday through Tuesday.
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