Market Advisory Service - Global Vinyls

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The vinyl market has experienced impacts from high-interest rates, fluctuating energy prices and a tepid construction sector. Presently, demand for PVC is subdued due to elevated interest rates constraining the key downstream construction activities in real estate and infrastructure sectors. Meanwhile, the largest PVC demand region in the world, Northeast Asia, is undergoing structural changes as the Chinese demand outlook falls below its GDP level growth. We expect a cycle trough that would need some time to consume its excess supply. As economic activities recover and excess supply is consumed, the vinyls industry will move closer to its next cycle peak toward the end of this decade.

Comprehensive monthly market price, supply, demand, and trade data and analysis for:

  • Ethylene Dichloride (EDC)
  • Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Strategic Analysis

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Global Vinyls Market Advisory Service provides clients with a comprehensive and focused view of global vinyls market dynamics. The service includes a monthly report that covers the global overview of the EDC, VCM and PVC supply, demand, trade, and price trends. Discussion on costs and margins are also included in the report. Unlike other market reports service provider, CMA goes beyond price reporting. The unique feature of this service is the deep level of understanding on cost and margins dynamics for all the products within the value chain. This enables our researchers to evaluate the market condition at any point in time and provide our clients valuable strategic assessment of short- and longer-term market direction.

Subscribers gain access to a comprehensive monthly report that includes in-depth market analysis, pricing information, margin details, market commentary, and forecasts. Additionally, a data-centric mid-month supplement is provided, focusing on supply, demand, trade, and operating schedules. Brief commentary on EDC, VCM and PVC along with the latest discovered spot transactions, is also published during the mid-month update.

Subscribers have the privilege and are encouraged to actively collaborate with the subject matter experts (SMEs) within the Market Advisory Service team. Chemical Market Analytics employs robust and well-established models seamlessly integrated from feedstock to derivatives. Our team researchers possess the experience and expertise to go beyond mere market reporting, ensuring the delivery of dependable and impartial in-depth analyses.

Key Features

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook


Contract and spot price summary with a brief review of current market conditions.

  • Ethylene Dichloride (EDC)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)


A concise summary of global market dynamics followed by in-depth coverage of seven regional markets: North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia & Other CIS, the Middle East, Mainland China and other Asia/India. Market coverage includes analysis of feedstocks, EDC, VCM and PVC prices, supply/demand, plant operations and trade flows.
Publication Timing: Last business day of the month


A global mid-month overview detailing market dynamics, along with a regional table summarizing prices, is provided. This supplementary material includes graphical representations of historical and projected trends in feedstock, PVC cash costs, and margins. The report encompasses a comprehensive quarterly supply/demand balance for PVC in the US & Canada, West Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Northeast Asia, Japan, and China. Additionally, monthly updates on operating schedules for selected plants in North America, West Europe, Asia, and China are featured. Key trade volumes for EDC, VCM, and PVC in major countries are also included in the published statistics.
Publication Timing: The 15th day of the month or the first business day thereafter if the 15th is a weekend day or a statutory holiday in Singapore.


This report delves into additional research on crucial and current issues confronting the Vinyls industry.
Publication Timing: Periodic, typically 4 to 5 publication per year.


Personal telephone and/or email discussions, and meetings on the subject matter covered in the monthly report.


Short-term production news updates, production statistics, selected plant-by-plant operating schedules, and long-term structural supply changes.


Trade statistics, global trade analysis, freight estimates, tariffs, and sanction tracking.


Each webinar will cover a review of events in all key regions of the world, including North America, Europe/Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Furthermore, each webinar will include commentary on relevant market events and topics relative to the specific time frame, such as global economic shifts, trade wars, etc. It will also give clients the opportunity to raise questions to the Subject Matter Experts.
Publication Timing: Periodic. Usually twice a year - Typically around Q2 and Q4

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