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On Top Of The World – Global PVC Price Trends Evaluated, Logistical Issues Shift Trade Flows
March 24, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PET, etc.), Ethylene, Propylene, Paraxylene, PTA, Base Oil, Hydrogen, Methanol, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, OxyChem, Formosa Plastics, Olin, Shintech, BASF, Linde, Covestro, SABIC, Versalis, ExxonMobil, Evonik, Berry, Altech, Chemours, Eni, GS Caltex, PQ Group, SI Group, Toyota, Honda, Isuzu, Hyundai, AGC, Air Liquide, Fulcrum Energy, Intel, UPS

Daily Chemical Reaction

On Top Of The World – Global PVC Price Trends Evaluated, Logistical Issues Shift Trade Flows

Key Points:

  • Asia polyvinyl chloride (PVC) prices reflect a five-year low relative to US spot levels, but both price points reflect five-year highs on an absolute basis. This report discusses trends working to support prices in both markets.
  • We highlight pertinent chemical sector corporate items (e.g., SABIC, BASF, Linde, & Covestro updates; Versalis, ExxonMobil, & other global production facility updates; Multiple capital deployment items worth note)  
  • This report’s other relevant items include news of auto production issues amid constraints with sourcing inputs, the polymer buyer pushback on price hikes in Europe that supports the case that we put forth yesterday, and the container freight developments displaying significant supply chain issues.

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