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NewsSSESSMENTS: Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Digest: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam Week 2, January 10-14

Author: SSESSMENTS

China

  • Local ethylene-based PVC offers in China from a producer dropped by CNY100/ton ($16/ton), while acetylene-based PVC offers from local traders decreased by CNY100-150/ton ($16-24/ton), both on a weekly comparison
  • Export acetylene-based PVC offers from a Chinese trader fell by $50/ton, while offers for ethylene-based PVC cargoes dipped by $10/ton, both price changes refer to weekly comparison
  • Domestic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand is weak as buyers still shied away from procurement activity on the expectation of another round of price cuts

Egypt

  • Deals for import ethylene-based PVC cargoes of Ukraine origin to Egypt concluded at $400/ton below last month's deal level
  • The upcoming import offers for Ukrainian ethylene-based PVC cargoes are expected to emerge with further reduction
  • Demand in the domestic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market remains ongoing as the coronavirus situation in the country is under control

India

  • An Indian acetylene-based PVC producer trimmed its local offers by INR5,000/ton ($68/ton) compared to the level seen on January 3, 2021
  • Offers for localized South Korean and Taiwanese ethylene-based PVC cargoes via traders dropped between INR5,000-6,000/ton ($68-81/ton) on a weekly comparison
  • The total arrival of imported polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cargoes to India in December was reportedly around 120,000 tons

Indonesia

  • Two Indonesian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers released January delivery offers to the domestic market with a reduction of $150/ton compared to December delivery offers
  • The freight cost from India and China to Indonesia surged from $900/TEU and $800-900/TEU to $1,700/TEU and $1,400/TEU, respectively
  • The current actual demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Indonesia is below 50% than normal

Italy

  • January delivery offers for European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cargoes to Italy remain firm at EUR1,900-1,960/ton ($2,168-2,237/ton) on DDP basis; buyers' responses toward the offers are quite encouraging as supported by the rather tight supply in the European market
  • Market talks have it that Egyptian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cargoes quoted at a slightly lower than the mainstream offers for European materials
  • The situation in Italy amid a growing number of Omicron variant cases is seen to have been under control; there was no significant impact seen in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market

Malaysia

  • Import offers for Chinese acetylene-based PVC cargoes to Malaysia surfaced with a reduction of $20/ton on a fortnight comparison, available at $1,330/ton on CIF basis
  • Demand for certain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) finished products started to increase between 10-20% as supported by the upcoming Lunar New Year
  • Shipment from the leading Indonesian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer to Malaysia remains slow; the November-loading cargoes just arrive last week, while December-loading cargoes have yet to arrive

Pakistan

  • Local offers for ethylene-based PVC cargoes from a Pakistani producer and traders were stable from last week’s level
  • Domestic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand remains sluggish as the rainfall during the winter season still dampened buying sentiment
  • Improvement in demand might be seen in March when summer begins and construction projects start running

Philippines

  • A Philippines polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer maintained January delivery offers at PHP88,000-89,000/ton ($1,720-1,740/ton) on FD Philippines basis and including 12% VAT
  • The emergence of the new coronavirus variant in the Philippines has put a damper on buying appetite for polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Players expect domestic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand to remain slow onward as buyers tend to procure on an as-needed basis when the price is on the downtrend

Russia

  • Local ethylene-based PVC offers in Russia remain firm over the month, heard at RUB175,000-180,000/ton ($2,294-2,359/ton) on FD basis and excluding 20% VAT
  • Players expect polyvinyl chloride (PVC) prices to decrease by about 6% in February
  • Trading activity in the domestic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is likely to pick up within the week commencing January 17

Thailand

  • January delivery offers from a local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer emerged with a reduction of THB5,000/ton ($149/ton) on the monthly comparison
  • Thai polyvinyl chloride (PVC) end-products manufacturers face hardship to sell to the Africa market following the soaring ocean freight cost from $1,400/TEU to $7,000/TEU
  • Players predict that the upcoming local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) offers will decrease further by around THB3,000/ton ($90/ton)

Turkey

  • Localized offers for European ethylene-based PVC grade K-70 in the Turkey market hiked by $150/ton on a weekly comparison
  • Import ethylene-based PVC offers from South Korea fell by $50/ton, in contrast, offers for the same product from the US plunged by $80/ton, both on a weekly comparison
  • The availability of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials in the market is limited, especially for grade K-70, due to the lesser arrival of import cargoes

Vietnam

  • Vietnamese traders slashed their offers for local ethylene-based polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cargoes to the southern part of the country by VND1,000,000/ton ($44/ton) compared to last week’s level
  • Buyers in South Vietnam voiced out buy ideas for local ethylene-based PVC cargoes at VND36,000,000/ton ($1,585/ton) on FD basis and including 10% VAT or VND800,000/ton ($35/ton) lower than the initial offers
  • Resin demand in the northern part of Vietnam could be considered healthy as some traders managed to sell out all of their allocations after the price reduction

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Published on January 17, 2022 3:05 PM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on January 17, 2022 3:05 PM (GMT+8)