ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Polyvinyl chloride markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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Updated to Q2 2018
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) supply remained in balance with demand in Latin America in the second quarter of 2018, with the exception of Venezuela. Production was steady in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico with regular export offers from the last two countries, although the domestic construction sector in Argentina and Brazil has remained slow. In Venezuela, resin supply is minimal, as production at the domestic PVC manufacturer has been stopped for months, with little indication about a restart.
PVC demand was stable but moderate in Latin America during the second quarter of 2018. Business was gauged as healthy in Mexico on construction seasonality. In Argentina and Brazil, demand was slow because of economic issues in the two countries. Brazil continued to gradually recover from the recession of 2016, and Argentina had obtained a credit line from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Demand was moderate in line with expectations in Colombia, but dismal in Venezuela.
The Latin America polyvinyl chloride (PVC) report covers domestic and import prices in the region. Producers, consumers and traders have an interest in our timely information to help them make the best informed decisions.
To prepare the Latin American PVC report, ICIS reporters talk to buyers, producers and traders throughout the region. The report will also include a brief comment on other regions that play a role in developments in Latin American markets.
Our PVC report stands out because, unlike our competitors, ICIS publishes weekly. The editors maintain a continuous week to week dialogue with market participants. ICIS does not only talk to producers, but communicates with participants on both sides of the negotiations. Buyer and trader commentary is very relevant to the PVC market and to the reports.
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.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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