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Updated to Q3 2021
Supply of US VCM is set to increase during Q3 as the remaining production problems are addressed. The pace of the production restoration has been difficult to gauge because of plant outages up and down the production chain – from ethane crackers to chlorine production – and the manufacture of other catalysts and varying other chemical inputs. Ongoing strong demand for PVC is expected to spur efforts to restore production and supply of the monomer.
Demand for VCM to make PVC has been at near-record levels for the past 12 months and all indications are that it will continue through Q3. While summer is the peak demand season for US VCM to make PVC, current strong demand and limited supply has lifted demand to high levels in recent months – reaching the level of peak demand season both before and after the season itself.
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