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Updated to Q1 2017
European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contract prices have been firm against feedstocks in Q1 due to tight domestic and global markets.
Export prices have been relatively high in Q1, which has reduced allocation of material to the domestic market. Prices trended downwards in January, but gradually began to rise halfway through the quarter as supply from European producers decreased.
Despite overall demand falling in Turkey, the reduced access to US material due to anti-dumping charges has led to demand for European PVC increasing and European producers obtaining a higher market share compared to 2016.
The weak euro against the dollar and tight US and Asian markets have also reduced the incentive to export to Europe by global producers, with some domestic supply disruptions- such as KEM ONE’s long-running shutdown and Ercros’ conversion work- also contributing to the tightness.
Finally, demand has been high in the domestic market with strong economic data for Europe early in the year spurring additional consumption in the housing sector.
The ICIS European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) report covers movements in the monthly domestic contract price, domestic spot information and the European import and export markets on a weekly basis.
Information is obtained through discussions with key industry players such as producers, buyers, traders and distributors.
The ICIS European PVC price focuses on K67 PVC (pipe grade) and looks at the wider issues and events in the suspension PVC market.
The price provides a benchmark for a number of participants, but also gives essential information on upstream and downstream market movements to help them make informed decisions.
Increasingly, there is a global focus as the Chinese, Indian and African markets consume more and change the balance of supply and demand.
The ICIS report is essential for market participants within the PVC industry, and offers a vital source of information on market trends, together with the latest shipping fixtures, enquiries and spot deals.
The report is widely read and brings the most up-to-date news in terms of pricing movements, consumer demand and changes to supply such as production updates.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polyvinyl chloride. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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