Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Vinyl Chloride in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
For the First Half of 2022
Due to the high cost of ethylene, vinyl chloride prices increased in the first quarter of 2022. Vinyl Chloride production costs increased as a result of a lack of raw materials, which put pressure on downstream businesses to meet market demands. In China, vinyl chloride costs in the first quarter of 2022 averaged 1471 USD/MT. In Q2, 2022, the price of vinyl chloride increased due to the high cost of the feedstock ethylene.
The cost of producing vinyl chloride increased this quarter as a result of inadequate inventory availability and a crippled supply of raw materials from abroad. Moreover, several scheduled maintenance shutdowns at chemical plants contributed to an increase in vinyl chloride prices in Asia.
Due to strong demand from PVC producers downstream, vinyl chloride price trends increased in Europe. Due to a continuing shortfall, the prices of all downstream derivatives of ethylene increased during this quarter. In Germany, the cost of vinyl chloride was estimated at 1383 USD/MT FOB Hamburg in March.
Vinyl chloride prices increased in Europe as a result of strong demand from the PVC sector downstream. The uptick in the inflation rate put upward pressure on the downstream businesses in the European region. In Q2 2022, substantial inflation in Europe contributed to a trend of rising vinyl chloride costs.
Prices for vinyl chloride in North America's first quarter of 2022 remained stable, supported by steady demand from PVC makers further upstream. During the last week of the first quarter in the USA, vinyl chloride prices were estimated at 1311 USD/MT.
Due to strong offtakes from downstream PVC manufacturers, vinyl chloride prices in the North American region remained stable during the second quarter of 2022. A jump in the price movement of vinyl chloride was also caused by an increase in demand from the primary downstream PVC sector and a high rate of inflation.
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