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World Analysis - Vinyls

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Vinyls is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for vinyl’s supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on vinyl’s and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.

The global vinyl’s markets are very dynamic. Supply and demand are not always located in the same place and arbitrage opportunities do exist. PVC capacity expansions have slowed around the world and with future demand growth another peak cycle of opportunities will come. Producers in North America enjoy an advantaged feedstock position while producers in other parts of the world are faced with finding cost efficiencies or exiting the market. Future PVC demand will depend on economic growth, rising living standards and industrialization; all of these are drivers of new construction and infrastructure projects requiring vinyl materials. Emerging market economies with large populations, such as China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia are prospects for increased consumption in the near future. In the face of this evolving market, IHS Chemical World Analysis – Vinyls provides clients unbiased, accurate supply/demand data and analysis to formulate careful investment and planning decisions.

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Vinyls examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global vinyls industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Vinyls is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.

A partial list of vinyls derivatives covered includes:
  • Ethylene Dichloride (EDC)
  • Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Other Vinyls


Concepts covered:
  • World, regional and country-by-country analysis of market structure, strategic issues and emerging trends over an 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast)
  • Supply/demand balances for vinyls for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all vinyls producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major vinyls derivatives
  • Trade grids for vinyls

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Vinyls includes:

  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with one update
  • Access to IHS Chemical consultants who will provide a reasonable amount of consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
  • Print copies available at an extra charge
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