Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)

Navigating a volatile market when demand is high

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As one of the world’s most important and commonly used commodity chemicals Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) is a very stable, non-flammable, lightweight and durable plastic with endless end product manufacturing uses. Sudden spikes and dips in demand can often be seen in VCM markets, due to the variety of end user applications and downstream products. This volatility can be a challenge to navigate without accurate forecasts.

This is a truly global market, so having experts stay close to activity in all the core centres is vital – Europe, Asia and the US – keeping track of supply and demand factors, price fluctuations and contracts secured. We report back with actionable data, insights and analytics on the multitude of factors impacting prices, deals and decisions on a daily basis.




Reporting on news, market trends, and weekly price updates, we provide a powerful and insightful picture of the current position, as well as insight into what happens next in international Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) markets. Our market intelligence facilitates confident decision-making.


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