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 Q3 2018
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) supply was in balance to satisfy moderate demand in Latin America during the third quarter of 2018. Only Venezuela had availability issues as the country’s domestic PVC maker had halted production since the middle of 2017, with no clear indications of a restart. Production remained steady in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. After domestic demand was met, Colombia and Mexico exports continued at a regular pace to destinations in South America and Europe.
PVC demand in Latin America in the third quarter of 2018 was generally moderate, weaker in Argentina and Brazil because of political/economic issues, and healthier in Mexico. Brazil continued to gradually recover from its recession of 2016. Argentina suffered a critical currency devaluation during the third quarter that hurt business activity in general, and negotiated for assistance from the International Monetary Fund. Participants gauged PVC business in Mexico as satisfactory. Demand was negligible in Venezuela because of the country’s economic woes.
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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