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 Q1 2018
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) supply was in balance to meet stable-to-soft demand throughout Latin America during the first quarter of 2018, with the exception of Venezuela. PVC exports from Brazil had diminished to supply the domestic market as local demand picked up moderately. No issues with supply were noted in Argentina and Mexico. In Venezuela, resin supply was minimal, as production at the domestic PVC manufacturer stopped for months, with only vague indications that production would restart in April or May.
PVC demand in South America remained soft in Argentina and Brazil after the New Year, amid hopes that business would improve in March after a weak January and February. However, activity did not pick up as expected. In Mexico, PVC demand was gauged as healthy on steady business from the construction sector. Construction activity and PVC demand in politically and economically fragile Venezuela remained minimal. Political issues dampened demand along the Pacific coast of South America, in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador.
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.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Polyvinyl chloride, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.