Whichever regional Polyvinyl chloride markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.
Our insights into regional Polyvinyl chloride markets are provided by our network of reporters based locally in those markets.
Updated to Q1 2021
Supply is expected to continue to recover from Q4 force majeures. Westlake Chemical ended its FM on 1 January and winter weather is expected to mute demand somewhat, freeing up material to aid in restoring export volumes, as well. Supply growth will be somewhat limited by moderated chlor-alkali production and limited availability of chlorine feedstock. Producers are expected to raise chlor-alkali output to meet the current strong PVC demand.
Demand during Q1 is expected to continue at stronger-than-usual levels as US construction activity beats forecasts and barely registers a winter lull. Any production output that exceeds domestic demand will be allocated to export markets where global tight supply has peaked demand for US material after months of short supply. That pent-up demand is expected to continue to fuel demand for US material.
We offer the following regional Polyvinyl chloride coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Polyvinyl chloride marketplace.
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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
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