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Updated to Q1 2020
Supply of US VCM is likely to rise during the first quarter on restocking activity for derivative polyvinyl chloride (PVC). US exports are likely to increase, as well, as new demand has emerged in Asia and US suppliers may have incremental volumes available. Most US VCM is used internally by integrated chlor-vinyls producers.
Demand for VCM during the first quarter usually gets a boost from demand for derivative PVC on restocking activity. The US will have more VCM production ramp up during the first quarter which could increase the availability of US VCM for spot markets. Most US VCM is used internally by integrated producers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). But incremental volumes could be available to meet emerging demand in Asia on short supply.
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