Polyvinyl Alcohol Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Market Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Price Trend for the H1 of 2023


A southward trajectory in the prices of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was observed in the first and second quarters of 2023. The trend suffered from the low demand from the paper, food, and textile industries. Amid slow demand, the stockpiles of the product increased in the region, and as a result, manufacturers were forced to decrease their production rates.


The price trend of polyvinyl alcohol followed a declining trajectory in the first two quarters of 2023 as the falling feedstock prices failed to provide the PVA market with the required support. Additionally, the rising level of inventories stood as a challenge for traders despite the lowering of production rates. In addition, the influx of cheap imports and weak market dynamics of packaging and paper industries led to the weakening of the market position of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and eventually led to a fall in its prices.

North America

PVA prices registered a downward trend in the US domestic market during the first half of 2023. The prices of feedstock materials declined along with the sufficient level of inventories to suffice the low demand from the downstream sector. Due to this, the producers had to cut their operation rates. Further, the rising interest rates owing to high inflation caused the price trend of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to dive southwards.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) is estimated to showcase a falling trajectory as the demand from the downstream sector and cost support from feedstock materials seems feeble. 

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Polyvinyl alcohol is a synthetic polymer obtained via hydrolysis of vinyl acetate. This polymer is water-soluble, colorless, and odorless in nature that possesses a high level of tensile strength and flexibility. Due to its special qualities, like adhesiveness, film-forming capacity, and biodegradability, PVA has a wide range of applications.

It is a cement additive in construction materials, a sizing agent in textile and paper manufacture, an adhesive in woodworking, and a component in the creation of water-based paints and coatings. PVA is a useful and adaptable industrial substance that is also used to make medications, fake tears, and water-soluble packaging films.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Polyvinyl Alcohol
CAS Number 9002-89-5
HS Code 39053000
Synonyms PVA, PVOH, Polyethenol, Vinol
Industrial Uses Adhesives, Emulsifiers and dispersants, Detergents and Cleaning products, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging films, Construction materials, Paper industry
Supplier Database E.I. dupont de Nemours and Company, Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Eastman Chemical Company, Sekisui Chemical Co.Ltd, Kuraray Co Ltd, Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon, Anhui Wanwei Group Co Ltd.
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

The process involves the use of vinyl acetate to produce polyvinyl acetate in methanol. This product is then hydrolyzed in the same solvent media and sodium hydroxide to give polyvinyl alcohol.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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