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.
Updated to Q4 2018
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) supply in Latin America during the fourth quarter of 2018 was in balance with moderate demand in Latin America, extending similar market dynamics from the third quarter. PVC production remained stable in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Colombia and Mexico continued to compete in export markets shipping material to South America and Europe. Venezuela’s domestic PVC maker has not restarted since production stopped in the mid-2017.
PVC demand in Latin America in the fourth quarter of 2018 was moderate and weakened in December on the year-end holidays and inventory reduction. Business in Argentina and Brazil was soft as the two economies recovered from recession in 2016. Argentina suffered through political-economic issues along with a critical currency devaluation in mid-2018. PVC demand in Mexico was stable in line with expectations. Activity in Venezuela is virtually at a standstill, amid ongoing economic and social turmoil.
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PVC is produced from the polymerisation of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM). It is a versatile thermoplastic with a wide range of uses including pipes & fittings, profiles, cables, flooring, films & sheets
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.
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