PVC Market Intelligence


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COVID 19 impact on PVC market

  • Polymer prices are expected to decrease due to balanced-to-long supply in the market. The demand is expected to be soft due to COVID-19
  • The EU region had witnessed few supply disruptions as the year began from KEMONE and INOVYN in February.
  • Hubei Yihua Chemical in China had shut down their 240,000 MT/year PVC unit and 160,000 MT/year caustic soda unit at Yichang in Hubei province due to shortage of feedstock

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  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in PVC industry?
  • How is PVC industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Global Capacity–Demand Analysis
  • Global Trade Dynamics
  • Regional Market Snapshot-North America, Europe, Asia
  • Cost Structure Analysis

Production Size


3.8 Percent

Production Size North America

7.9 MMT

Table of contents

  1. PVC Executive Summary
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry Best Practice
  1. PVC Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Size: PVC
  3. Global Capacity - Demand Analysis
  4. Global Demand by Application
  5. Global Market Outlook
  6. Global Trade Dynamics
  7. Global Imports
  8. Global Exports
  9. Regional Market Outlook (US, Europe, and Asia)
  10. Supply - Demand Trends and Outlook
  11. Trade Dynamics
  1. PVC Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. Industry Drivers and Constraints
  5. Industry Updates
  6. Innovations
  1. PVC Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost and Price Analysis (US, Europe, and Asia)
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Price Forecast: PVC
  1. PVC Supplier Analysis
  2. Global Capacity Share by Suppliers
  3. Global Capacity Addition by Suppliers
  4. Regional Capacity Share
  5. Exhaustive Supplier List
  6. Key Global Supplier Profiles
  7. SWOT Analysis for Global Suppliers
  8. Financial Risk for Top Five Global Suppliers (if publicly listed)
  1. PVC Industry Best Practices
  2. Contract Structures
  3. Engagement Models

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Global Market Outlook on PVC

  • Global demand is expected to grow at 3.8 percent CAGR through 2016–2022
  • Construction and applications in electrical and electronics segment are expected to drive the demand in the upcoming years
  • Applications in consumer segment are expected to witness moderate growth
  • PVC demand in medical applications would most likely witness a further fall in Western Europe and North America, due to safety concerns
  • The PVC prices outlook (Q3 2019 vs. Q2 2019): North America: 1 per cent Increase, EU: 6 per cent Decrease, and Asia: 4 per cent Decrease.
  • The global PVC market share: North America: 13 per cent, EU: 14 per cent, Asia: 66 per cent, and Others: 7 per cent.
  • Challenges/opportunities in the PVC market: Developing mercury-free catalyst to reduce environmental concerns. Explore more applications in electrical and electronic segments other than wires and tapes.
  • According to a market forecast, the key demand drivers: Construction, electrical and electronic applications. 


Demand Market Outlook

  • The overall PVC market is observed to be currently oversupplied, with supply and demand gap likely to reduce in the upcoming years
  • The US PVC producers are anticipated to use their low-cost feedstock position from natural gas to become global suppliers
  • Asia and South America are likely to witness higher growth compared to other regions

Industry Best Practice

Engagement Models

  • Direct buying is the preferred engagement model in the industry
  • CPG companies outsource their packaging requirements to their converters, since it helps them to focus on their core business
  • Consortium buying is not a common practice for CPG players in the resin market
  • Opportunities to tie up with major downstream segments, like construction, could be utilized to be benefited with discounts for better volume

Contract Models

  • Market price contract: The supplier supplies the commodity at market price or benchmark price
  • Fixed contract: The margin of supplier is fixed throughout the contract period or fixed price is locked for the contract period
  • Contract revisions: Quarterly contracts are generally preferred in this industry

Global Market Size: PVC

  • The global PVC market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4.7 percent to reach around $46.6 billion by 2022
  • The major growth drivers include applications in construction, electrical and electronics segment, etc.
  • Growth in consumer goods applications is anticipated to remain modest during this period
  • The global PVC market size was estimated at over $35.3 billion in 2016, with Asia driving the overall demand
  • Applications in electrical and electronics segment in Asia are anticipated to favor high growth rates
  • Growth in construction and automobile industries in developing regions, like Asia and Middle East, would most likely add to the positive effect.

 Market Overview

  • Currently, North American ethane-based PVC is observed to be the cheapest, followed by naphtha-based PVC in Europe and carbide-based PVC in China. Naphtha-based PVC may not remain competitive than carbide-based at increased crude levels. Carbide-based PVC prices may increase, due to the supply shortage in China.
  • The increase from feedstock ethylene prices supported an increase in PVC market price in the U.S. amidst a soft regional demand, balanced supply and cautious buying sentiments.

  • According to PVC price trend, PVC market price decreased marginally by 3.4 per cent in the European PVC market.

  • PVC prices portray a decline of 1.0 per cent during August. Increases from upstream market, ongoing and upcoming turnarounds across South East Asia.

  • Three out of the top five suppliers are in North America, though Asia holds the majority of the global PVC capacity.

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • The report gives information about the regional and global PVC market size, supply-demand trends, trade dynamics, import-export, market forecast, etc. 
  • It gives Porter’s five force analysis of Asia, Europe and North America and lists out the major industry drivers and constraints.
  • The report does a cost structure and pricing analysis and gives the PVC price trend, etc.
  • It gives an overview of the supplier landscape and the SWOT analysis of major players like Westlake Chemical, Formosa Plastics Corp., Sinopec, etc.

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