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Updated to Q4 2016
US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) markets continued to enjoy stable to strong domestic demand during the fourth quarter of 2016, which firmed pricing for US domestic contracts and exports.
Construction activity in the US picked up steam during 2016. Construction components is PVC’s dominant demand sector and US producers gained the benefit.
Contract prices for October rose 2 cents/lb ($44/tonne) on rising costs of feedstock ethylene, but then fell 2 cents/lb in November when ethylene costs subsided.
Spot export prices have moved up about $70/tonne during the quarter as domestic prices rose in China and India and gave US suppliers room to move higher.
US and Canada production through November is up 5.3%, export volumes are up 5% and domestic sales and internal use are up by 5%.
But some global markets have slowed in recent weeks, including India, a major importer of Asian PVC.
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) report is published on a weekly basis.
The report includes price assessments for monthly contracts for pipe and general purpose (GP) grade resins, as well as spot prices on a delivered-basis (DEL).
The PVC report also includes prices reflecting an active export market assessed on a free-on-board-basis (FOB) from the US Gulf (USG).
ICIS communicates with all market participants including PVC producers, buyers, traders and exporters.
We track industry news affecting production as well as feedstock ethylene prices.
Our customers find this report extremely useful for assisting them to make key business decisions and are pleased that ICIS delivers them an informative, cohesive summary of the market on a weekly basis.
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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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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