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Updated to Q1 2017
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) prices in South America rose in the first quarter of 2017, in line with direction from markets in Asia.
The exception was Brazil, where PVC prices remained steady since January, as any increase might have further softened already weak demand.
Demand had been particularly weak in Argentina and Brazil throughout 2016, but is expected to improve this year as stabilising economic policies are implemented in the two countries.
Demand was steady, though unspectacular, in Colombia and Mexico, according to regional market sources.
In Latin America, industry participants noted concern about US President-elect Donald Trump’s statements about trade and immigration, driving regional market uncertainty.
At mid-March, US-sourced pipe-grade PVC import prices were assessed at $970-1,000/tonne CFR Pacific coast of South America, up from $850-870/tonne CFR Pacific coast of South America in early January.
Importing countries with no PVC production along the Pacific coast of South America are the quickest to reflect fluctuations in other regions, while price direction from off-shore suppliers tends to be dampened by local availability of domestic resin in PVC producing countries in Latin America.
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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