PVC

PVC June 2024 Price Review

The upward trend of the two previous months has ended. PVC contract prices trended lower in May, aided by the ethylene contract, which declined €10/t compared with April. In June, prices could have stabilised at the level of half the decrease of the ethylene contract, which was fixed €30/t lower. While players in the new building sector still describe demand as weak, other customer segments...

PVC May 2024 Price Review

European PVC prices ticked slightly higher for the second month in a row. Most agreements passed on half the cost of the ethylene contract. However, the range of increases in April was somewhat wider than in previous months. The reduced output of European facilities was sufficient to cover the weak demand. As before, only a few converters turned to imports since they have no major...

PVC April 2024 Price Review

Once again, it was the feedstock that set the direction. The €30/t increase in the ethylene contract formed the basis for a large number...

PVC March 2024 Price Review

February was an unspectacular month. Negotiations proceeded relatively quickly as the ethylene contract had been fixed (up €5/$5.5/t). Producers only made a few attempts...

PVC February 2024 Price Review

The downward trend in PVC prices came to an end in January. Following the rollover for feedstock ethylene, negotiations for the base product frequently...

PVC January 2024 Price Review

With the ethylene contract falling €30 ($33) per tonne, prices fell further in December. Only rarely did producers manage to benefit from passing on...

PVC December 2023 Price Review

The brief upward trend of the previous two months was reversed again and European PVC prices fell in November. While offers initially included a...

PVC November 2023 Price Review

Prices in Europe rose slightly again for the second month in succession. Producers took the increase in the ethylene contract in October as a...