India: The forefront of the global PVC sector

ICIS recently produced a whitepaper that examines the key demand and supply trends of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in India. We have made a section of the whitepaper available for your preview below:

Rising agriculture, infrastructure needs

The Indian PVC market grew by close to 10% in the fiscal year 2015-2016, and stood at 2.7m tonnes. Imports in this period grew by a robust 16% year on year, standing at close to 1.6m tonnes, surpassing domestic production in the country. According to industry estimates, in the financial year 2015-2016, 74% of PVC in India was consumed in the pipes and fittings sector, up from a modest 14% in 1975. This is in stark contrast to the consumption pattern worldwide, where pipes and fittings account for only 43% globally. Applications other than pipes today are seen as high-growth markets, and comparing with the global split, it becomes evident that these sectors are geared for growth. With India leading the global PVC markets, should its prices then be the new benchmark point? This whitepaper highlights the limitations of the currently established price benchmark model and explores alternatives that could help address the gap. The whitepaper covers all of the following:

  • Comprehensive market overview of India PVC
  • Indian PVC purchase cycle – CFR India price
  • Supply and demand forecast up to 2020
  • Near-term outlook of India PVC
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