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Updated to Q2 2018
Supply of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) remained tight for the second quarter as LG Chem shut two PVC units from May to early June. Formosa also shut its PVC plant in Mailiao and Linyuan from late June to early July. Producers have scheduled turnarounds in the second quarter as June and July is typically a slow demand season in India and the Middle East due to Eid holidays and the monsoon in India.
PVC demand slowed in May and June in the Middle East during Ramadan and the Eid holidays. Demand in India also slowed towards the end of June, marking the start of the monsoon season. Buyers in the Middle East preferred to purchase material from a GCC-based producer, only purchasing cargo on a need-to basis, due to shorter delivery time and lower costs. In June, buying sentiment was hampered by concerns over Turkey’s proposed additional duties on US PVC imports and its impact on PVC trade flows.
ICIS publishes a weekly report for South Asia and Middle East polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and quotes spot prices on a cost & freight (CFR) basis for four different regions: the Gulf Cooperation Council, Pakistan, India and East Mediterranean.
We work as a global team covering PVC markets.
Since prices and sentiment, in the Asia and Middle East market influence the middle East markets, coverage of the latest monthly price announcements in Asia is also covered in the report.
We also offer our subscribers the most recent and detailed updates on discussions for cargoes of different origins in the South Asia and Middle East markets.
Since we talk to all the major players who produce, buy and sell PVC, ICIS builds up a comprehensive and un-biased view of the market.
Our report is extremely useful to our customers, who are looking for a reliable and independent benchmark for spot transactions.
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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