Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market by Raw Material, Polymerization Process, Product, End User Industry, Type of Application, & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2018

May 14, 2014, 13:23 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2hnp4/polyvinyl) has announced the addition of the "Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market by Raw Material, Polymerization Process, Product, End User Industry, Type of Application, & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.


The global polyvinyl chloride market has been witnessing significant growth in recent years. PVC is a key building block to manufacture various pipes, fittings, profiles, tubes, films, sheets, wires, cables, bottles, and so on. It also further serves diverse industries, including construction, automotive, packaging, medical, and electrical.

Currently, Asia-Pacific consumes largest amount of PVC, which is more than half of the total global consumption. In 2012, among all the countries, China led the polyvinyl chloride market with consumption of the maximum volume of PVC. Europe is the second largest market for PVC and is growing considerably, driven by growing demand for PVC products in Turkey and Russia. The consumption of PVC in ROW regions is quite fragmented and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period.

PVC was mainly consumed by pipe & fittings manufacturers in 2012, which is expected to increase at an estimated CAGR of 5.15% from 2013 to2018. Subsequently, profiles & tubes and films & sheets manufacturing segments were the major consumers of PVC, with a consumption of 7,050.90 kilo tons and 6,308.7 kilo tons, respectively (globally in 2012). As an end-user, the demand for PVC products is dominated by the construction segment due to friendly properties and price competency.

Major producers of PVC include Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan), Formosa Plastics Group (Taiwan), Occidental Petroleum Corporation (U.S.), INEOS (U.K.), and Solvay S.A. (Belgium), AXIALL Corporation (U.S.), Mexichem S.A.B. (Mexico), Kem One (France), Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), and Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd (China).

This report covers the polyvinyl chloride market by various regions and major countries in each region. It also provides a detailed segmentation of the PVC market based on major applications, along with its projection till 2018.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Market Overview

5 PVC Market, By Raw Material

6 PVC Market, By Polymerization Process

7 PVC Market, By Product Type

8 PVC Market, By Type of Application

9 PVC Market, By End-User Industry

10 PVC Market, By Geography

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)

Companies Mentioned:

  • Axiall Corporation
  • Formosa Plastics Group
  • Ineos Chlorvinyls Ltd
  • KEM one
  • Mexichem S.A.B.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Vinnolit Gmbh & Co. Kg
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd.

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