Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Price Trends

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of PVC. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of PVC for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About PVC

PVC or Poly Vinyl Chloride is a thermoplastic polymer that is also a synthetic resin. Owing to its versatile nature, PVC has become one of the most widely used polymers in the world. It is known to be chemically resistant to several materials such as acids, salts and fats. It is produced by a process called polymerisation. It is used in plethora of places like water pipes, electronics, packaging, etc. PVC is the third-most widely manufactured synthetic plastic polymer worldwide.  

Chemical Formula:

  • (C2H3Cl)n

Synonyms:

  • 9002-86-2
  • poly(1-chloroethylene)
  • Polychloroethylene

Industrial Uses

  • Plastic products 
  • Construction material 
  • Electronics and automobile parts
  • Packaging
  • Water pipes

Production Process

  • Production of PVC via Polymerisation of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)

The initial step of polymerisation includes liquefying and putting pressure on raw VCM material. After that, it is processed in a polymerisation reactor, where it meets water and suspending agents. Then, it is fed into another reactor, where PVC is manufactured at 40 – 60°C. PVC obtained upon the completion of process is suspended in water as particles of 50~200 μm diameter and that too in slurry form.

Supplier Database

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation 
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Reliance Industries Limited

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Methodology:
 
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).