June 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: US PVC producers see healthy exports

PVC demand returned to positive growth in 2010 following the collapse in consumption experienced in 2008 and 2009, according to a new report on market dynamics in the vinyls chain, published by Nexant..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

PVC demand returned to positive growth in 2010 following the collapse in consumption experienced in 2008 and 2009, according to a new report on market dynamics in the vinyls chain, published by Nexant. The global economic slowdown has taken its toll on the construction sector, and building activity in Europe and North America has been dramatically reduced. China has become the main driver of global growth. After a decline in Chinese demand during 2008, the Chinese government’s economic stimulus packages have buoyed consumption and underpinned positive growth for the time period of 2009–2010. Producers in Western regions have been able to maintain operating rates due to a large vol

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