Reportlinker Adds Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Industry

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in Thousands of Metric Tons by the following end-use segments: Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 77 companies including many key and niche players such as APEX Petrochemical Company Ltd., Aiscondel, Arkema, Braskem S.A., Chemplast Sanmar Limited, Chemson Group, China General Plastics Corp., Ercros SA, Finolex Industries Limited, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Formosa Plastics Corp (USA), Georgia Gulf Corp, Hanwha Chemical Corp., INEOS Group Ltd., INEOS ChlorVinyls, Kaneka Corporation, Limburgse Vinyl Maatschappij, LG Chem, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Occidental Chemical Corporation, OxyVinyls, PolyOne Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Shintech Inc., Sidiac, Solvay, SolVin, Taiyo Vinyl Corp., Thai Plastic and Chemical Public Co. Ltd., Vestolit GmbH & Co. KG, Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, and V-Tech Corp. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Construction 4

Packaging 4

Consumer Goods 4

Wire and Cable Coating 4

Miscellaneous 4

2. GLOBAL MARKET ANALYSIS AND OUTLOOK 5

Recession Slows Down the Global PVC Industry 5

Current & Future Analysis 5

Regions Holding Best Prospects 5

Table 1: Per Capita Consumption of PVC: 2007 (In kilograms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 6

Europe to Display Slow Growth 6

Price Trends 7

Industry Continues to Restructure 7

China - Transforms into A Potential Exporter 7

Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) - A Budding Market 7

Production and Capacity Scenario 8

Table 2: Global Capacity by Region and Company: 2006 (In kilo

tons per annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Major Players 9

Table 3: Leading Players in the Global PVC Market: Percentage

Share Breakdown by Production Capacity (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

3. PVC - MARKET TRENDS 10

Increase in Competition from Substitute Goods 10

Vertical Integration Gains Momentum 10

Flexible PVC Vs. Alternative Material Developers 10

4. AN OVERVIEW OF THE PVC INDUSTRY 11

Market Facts 11

Market Dynamics 11

PVC - Pricing Rules 12

PVC Industry - Going Forward with Recycling Efforts 12

5. PVC - PRODUCT PROFILE 13

Definition 13

Counted Among the Most Flexible Plastics 13

PVC - Performance Properties 13

Uses of PVC 14

Plasticized Applications 14

Rigid Applications 14

Manufacturing Process 14

Complex Chemistry Based on Common Salt 14

PVC Paste Resin 15

6. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS 16

Construction 16

Advantages of Using PVC in Construction 16

Vinyl in Pipe Applications 16

Benefits of Using PVC Pipes 17

Advantages for Builders/Homeowners 17

Packaging 17

Consumer Goods 18

Toys 18

Electronics 18

Wire and Cables 18

Vinyl in Electrical Applications 18

Miscellaneous 18

Automotive and Other Applications 18

Advantages of Using PVC in Automobiles 19

Increases Life Span 19

Makes Cars More Reasonable 19

Cushion Crashes 19

Preserve Fossil Fuels 19

Medical Products 19

Clarity and Transparency 19

Flexibility, Durability and Dependability 20

Sterilizability 20

Compatibility 20

Resistance to Chemical Stress Cracking 20

Ease of Processing 20

Recyclability 20

Low Cost 20

7. PVC - THE DARKER SIDE 21

Health Concerns Due to Chlorine Content 21

Environmental Hazards 21

Additives in PVC Also Pose Health Hazards 22

PVC Recycling 22

Issues in PVC Recycling 23

Breakthrough Recycling Technology Enhances PVC Life Cycle 23

PVC Faces Tough Competition in Pharmaceutical Packaging 23

Polyolefins - A Threat to Flexible PVC 23

8. STRATEGIC REVIEW OF THE PVC PIPES MARKET 25

Plastic Pipes Market 25

PVC Holds a Lion's Share of the Pipes Market 25

PVC Pipes - A Rapidly Growing Segment in Japan 25

BlueBrute and Cellular PVC: Better Grades of PVC Pipes 26

PVC Vs PE Pipes: A Comparative Study 26

Municipal Drainage/Sewer Pipes 26

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 28

Galata Chemicals Acquires PVC Additives Business of Chemtura 28

Karpatneftekhim to Establish New PVC Production Facility in

Ukraine 28

INEOS to Consolidate PVC Production in UK 28

Arkema, SolVin Buy Back Crossholdings in JVs in Spain and France 28

Ningxia Younglite to Acquire Remaining Stake in Ningxia

Western PVC 29

Ethiopia and China Inaugurate PVC Windows Frames Factory 29

LG Hausys Signs Supply Deal with Shaw Communications for PVC

Flooring Material 29

Shin-Etsu Chemical to Construct PVC Material Facility in US 29

Yunnan Tiannanye to Construct Caustic Soda, PVC Plants 30

KML Acquires Manufacturing Unit 30

Ineos to Sell Fluorochemicals Business to Mexichem 30

Tosoh to Construct Second PVC Facility in China 30

Anhui Hwasu to Construct PVC Plant in China 31

Qinghai Starts Work on PVC Integration Project 31

OxyChem to Shut Down Louisville PVC Facility 31

GACL Signs Joint Venture with GNFC, GSFC 31

CGP to Build New PVC Facility in Southern Taiwan 32

Texmo to Establish PVC Facility in Burhanpur 32

Jayvee Organics to Market PVC, Resins for Korea's Songwon 32

Braskem Plans Investment in Camacari 32

Shin-Etsu Acquires Portuguese PVC Business 32

Hanwha Chemical Commences Work on Chinese Facility 32

Navoiazot Signs JV with South Korean Company 32

Taizhou Union Chemical to Construct PVC Facility 33

Teknor Divests PVC Colorants Venture 33

Tulsi Extrusions Secures Piping Supply Contract 33

Mexichem Acquires Tubos Flexibles, Divests Mexalit 33

OOO Rusvinyl to Construct a PVC Production Facility 33

Hubei Yihua Chemical Industry to Invest in Polyvinyl Chloride

Project 33

Shaanxi Beiyuan Chemical Industry to Build Chlor-Alkali Complex 33

Ineos to Restructure PVC Compound Business 34

SOCARs Partner, Petkim and NPS International Sign an Agreement 34

Spartech Divests PVC Wheels Division 34

Braskem to Invest in PVC Facility 34

Arkema to Divest PVC Plant 34

SolVin Starts DIOFAN® Polyvinylidene Chloride Facility 34

Société Nationale d'Electrolyse et de Pétrochimie Signs

License Agreement with Arkema 35

North American Pipe Takes Over PVC Pipe Facility of Freedom

Plastics 35

Sichuan Honda (Group) to Take Over Minority Interest in

Sichuan Jinlu Group 35

Ineos to Acquire Kerling 35

Thomas & Betts to Disinvest Plastic Pipe Division 35

Astral Poly Technik and Astral Technologies Entered into Joint

Venture 35

Sibur-Neftekhim Signs Agreement with Technip Benelux 36

ANWIL Acquires additional Stake in Spolana 36

Linpac Group Launches PVC Facility 36

Henan Pingdingshan Coal Group to Construct a PVC Plant 36

Arkema Signs MoU with Aker 36

JM Eagle Partners H20 Africa Foundation 36

Westlake Chemical to Build a New Chlor Alkali Facility 37

Georgia Gulf to Divest PVC Resin Facility 37

Buy_Out CE II Acquires Chemson Polymer-Additive AG 37

Reliance Industries to Expand Its Plastics Market Share 37

Georgia Gulf Launches Solucor Division to Offer Rigid PVC

Additives 37

Dow Chemical and Shintech Enter VCM Supply Contract 37

OMNOVA Solutions Acquires Remaining Stake in 3 JVs from CPPC

Public 38

Ineos Acquires Hydro Polymers 38

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 39

Arkema Doubles Beijing PVC Heat Stabilizer Plant Capacity 39

Alphacan Acquires Croatian Prozor 39

Georgia Gulf Expands Bristol Building Products Facility 39

Georgia Gulf Idles PVC Resin Capacity to Improve Efficiency 39

Shintech to Build VCM Manufacturing Plant in Texas 40

INEOS Chlorvinyls Sells Its E-PVC Business to Vinnolit 40

Chemplast Sanmar to Setup a New PVC Facility in India 40

Sanmar Group Acquires Trust Chemical Industries 40

Mexichem Acquires PVC Maker Petroquimica Colombiana 40

LG Chem Invests US$300 Million in China's PVC Facility 41

Russia to Expand Its PVC Capacity 41

SolVin and Sibur Ink Agreement for a 50-50 PVC JV in Russia 41

Westlake Invests $90 Million to Ramp Up Its Chlor-Alkali and

PVC Facilities 41

Motion Industries Acquires Canco Hose & Fittings 42

Occidental Chemical Corp. Acquires Stake in Oxy Vinyls LP 42

J-M Manufacturing Acquires PW Eagle 42

PolyOne Corp. Acquires PVC Power Blends LP 42

CCL Industries Acquires Decorative Sleeves 42

Arcapita Bank BSC Acquires Profine GmbH 43

SolVin to Expand PVC Capacity in Belgium 43

Solvay to Produce Bio-PVC 43

Vinythai to Acquire Assets of APEX Petrochemical 43

SolVin's VCM and PVC Facilities to be Relocated to Egypt 43

Oltchim in Negotiations with Italian Companies for PVC Facility 43

Akzo to Sell Its PVC Business to GIL Investments 44

Sakai to Create PVC Stabilizers Subsidiary in Vietnam 44

11. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS 45

APEX Petrochemical Company Ltd. (Thailand) 45

Aiscondel (Spain) 45

Arkema (France) 45

Braskem S.A. (Brazil) 45

Chemplast Sanmar Limited (India) 46

Chemson Group (Austria) 46

China General Plastics Corp., (Taiwan) 46

Ercros SA (Spain) 46

Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) (India) 47

Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) 47

Formosa Plastics Corporation (USA) 47

Georgia Gulf Corp (USA) 47

Hanwha Chemical Corp. (Korea) 47

INEOS Group Ltd.(UK) 48

INEOS ChlorVinyls (UK) 48

Kaneka Corporation (Japan) 48

Limburgse Vinyl Maatschappij (LVM) (Belgium) 48

LG Chem (South Korea) 48

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) 49

Occidental Chemical Corporation (Oxychem) (USA) 49

OxyVinyls (USA) 49

PolyOne Corporation (USA) 49

Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan) 50

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) 50

Shintech Inc (USA) 50

Sidiac (France) 50

Solvay (Belgium) 51

SolVin (Belgium) 51

Taiyo Vinyl Corp. (Japan) 51

Thai Plastic and Chemical Public Co. Ltd. (Thailand) 51

Vestolit GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) 51

Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) 52

V-Tech Corp. (Japan) 52

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 53

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 5: World Historic Review for PVC by Geographic

Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 6: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC by Geographic

Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan and China), Latin America and Rest of World

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 55

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

in Construction by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan

and China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Table 8: World Historic Review for PVC in Construction by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, China, Europe,

Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC in Construction by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Rest of

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

in Packaging by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and

China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 59

Table 11: World Historic Review for PVC in Packaging by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, China, Europe,

Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC in Packaging by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Rest of

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

in Consumer Goods by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan

and China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 14: World Historic Review for PVC in Consumer Goods by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China,

Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC in Consumer Goods

by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

in Wire and Cable Coatings by Geographic Region/Country - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan and China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 17: World Historic Review for PVC in Wire and Cable

Coatings by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and

China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 66

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC in Wire and Cable

Coatings by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown

of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest

of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin America and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

in Miscellaneous Applications (includes Automotive, Medical

and Hose & Tubing Applications) by Geographic Region/Country -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan and China), Latin America and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures

in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 20: World Historic Review for PVC in Miscellaneous

Applications (includes Automotive, Medical and Hose & Tubing

Applications) by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan

and China), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000

Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for PVC in Miscellaneous

Applications (includes Automotive, Medical and Hose & Tubing

Applications) by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage

Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

China, Rest of Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

13. THE UNITED STATES 71

A.Market Analysis 71

Recession Hinders Growth of the US PVC Industry 71

Current & Future Analysis 71

Leading Players 71

Table 22: Leading Players in the US PVC Market (2008):

Market Share by Capacity for Shintech, OxyVinyls, Georgia

Gulf, Formosa Plastics, Westlake, and Others Exports

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Exports 72

B.Market Analytics 72

Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,

Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 24: US Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 25: US 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use Segment

- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

14. CANADA 75

A.Market Analysis 75

Leading PVC Manufacturers- Historic Data 75

Table 26: PVC Market in Canada (2005): Leading PVC

Manufacturers by Capacity - OxyVinyls and Royal Plastics

(In '000 Metric Tons) 75

B.Market Analytics 76

Table 27: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 28: Canadian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

Table 29: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

15. JAPAN 79

A.Market Analysis 79

Major Players 79

Table 30: Japanese PVC Market (2005): Annual Production

Capacity of Major Producers Including Taiyo Vinyl,

Shin-Etsu Chemical, Kaneka, V-Tech, Shin DaI-15ichi Vinyl,

Kureha Chemical Industry Tokuyama Seikisui and Others (In

Thousands of Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 79

B.Market Analytics 80

Table 31: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 32: Japanese Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 81

Table 33: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

16. EUROPE 83

A.Market Analysis 83

Current & Future Analysis 83

Market Scenario 83

Key Producers 83

Table 34: Leading PVC Manufacturers in Europe (2009):

Market Share Breakdown by Volume for Ineos Vinyls, Solvin,

Vinnolit, Arkema, LVM, Shin-Etsu, Vesolit, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Table 35: Leading Paste PVC Manufacturers in Europe (2007):

Market Share Breakdown by Revenue for Vestolit, Solvin,

Arkema, Norsk Hydro, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

Table 36: European PVC Market (2005): Annual Production

Capacity of Major Producers by Region -France, Austria,

Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Spain, Italy,

Portugal, Sweden, Greece, Norway and Eastern Europe (In

Thousands of Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 85

B.Market Analytics 86

Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany,

Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 86

Table 38: European Historic Review for PVC by Geographic

Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest

of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Table 39: European 11-Year Perspective for PVC by Geographic

Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption

for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 40: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 41: European Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 90

Table 42: European 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

16a.FRANCE 92

A.Market Analysis 92

Major Players- Historic Note 92

Table 43: PVC Market in France (2005): Leading

Manufacturers by Capacity- Arkema, Solvin-Arkema Chemicals,

Solvin, and LVM (In '000 Metric Tons/Year) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

B.Market Analytics 93

Table 44: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 45: French Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 46: French 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

16b.GERMANY 96

A.Market Analysis 96

Major Players 96

Table 47: PVC Market in Germany (2005): Leading

Manufacturers by Capacity- EVC International, Vinnolit,

Solvin, and Vestolit (In '000 Metric Tons/Year) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

B.Market Analytics 97

Table 48: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 49: German Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

- Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 50: German 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

16c. ITALY 100

Market Analysis 100

Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 52: Italian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 53: Italian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

16d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 103

Market Analysis 103

Table 54: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC

by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 55: UK Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 56: UK 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use Segment

- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

16e. SPAIN 106

Market Analysis 106

Table 57: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 58: Spanish Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 59: Spanish 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

16f. REST OF EUROPE 109

Market Analysis 109

Table 60: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 61: Rest of Europe Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 110

Table 62: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for PVC by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption

for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

17. ASIA-PACIFIC 112

A.Market Analysis 112

Price Trends 112

Leading Players - Historic Note 113

Table 63: Asia-Pacific PVC Market (2005): Annual Production

Capacity of Major Producers by Region - China, Australia,

India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan,

Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore (In Thousands of Metric

Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

B.Market Analytics 114

Table 64: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by Geographic Region/Country - China,

India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PVC by Geographic

Region/Country - China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Rest

of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 66: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for PVC by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Rest

of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 67: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 118

Table 69: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for PVC by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption

for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

17a.CHINA 120

A.Market Analysis 120

PVC Demand Growth Rate Falters in China 120

Current & Future Analysis 120

Leading Players - Historic Note 121

Table 70: Chinese PVC Producers Ranked by Sales in MB MN,

2005 - Sinopec Qilu, Shanghai Chlor- Alkali, Cangzhou

Chemical, Sichuan Jinlu, Beijing Huaer, Jiangshan

Agrochemical, Hubei Yihua, Jinhua Chemical, Juhua Company,

Ningxia YingLiTe and Weifang Yaxing (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 121

PVC Exports 121

B.Market Analytics 122

Table 71: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 72: Chinese Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 73: Chinese 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

17b.INDIA 125

A.Market Analysis 125

Leading Players 125

B.Market Analytics 125

Table 74: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer

Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 75: Indian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment

-Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 76: Indian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

17c.INDONESIA 128

A.Market Analysis 128

PVC Pipes - A Rapidly Growing Segment 128

Major Players-Historic Note 128

Table 77: Leading PVC Producers in Indonesia (2004):

Capacity and Percentage Share Breakdown for PT Asahimas

Subentra Chemicals, Co. Ltd, PT Siam Maspion Polymer, PT

Standard Toyo Polymer, PT Satomo Indovyl Polymer, and PT

Eastern Polymer (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

B.Market Analytics 129

Table 78: Indonesian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 79: Indonesian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 130

Table 80: Indonesian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

17d. PAKISTAN 132

Market Analysis 132

Table 81: Pakistan's Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 82: Pakistan's Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 133

Table 83: Pakistan's 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

17e. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 135

Market Analysis 135

Table 84: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 85: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PVC by

End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,

Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 86: Rest of Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for PVC

by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,

Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

18. LATIN AMERICA 138

Market Analysis 138

Table 87: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by Geographic Region/Country - Argentina,

Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 88: Latin American Historic Review for PVC by

Geographic Region/Country - Argentina, Brazil, Columbia,

Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Table 89: Rest of Latin America 11-Year Perspective for PVC

by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for Argentina, Brazil Columbia, Mexico and Rest

of Latin America Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 90: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 91: Latin American Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 142

Table 92: Latin American 11-Year Perspective for PVC by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption

for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

18a. ARGENTINA 144

Market Analysis 144

Table 93: Argentinean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 94: Argentinean Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Table 95: Argentinean 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

18b.BRAZIL 147

A.Market Analysis 147

Current & Future Analysis 147

B.Market Analytics 148

Table 96: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 97: Brazilian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 149

Table 98: Brazilian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

18c. COLUMBIA 151

Market Analysis 151

Table 99: Columbian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 100: Columbian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 152

Table 101: Columbian 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

18d. MEXICO 154

Market Analysis 154

Table 102: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for PVC by End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging,

Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 103: Mexican Historic Review for PVC by End-Use

Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire &

Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 155

Table 104: Mexican 11-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for

Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable

Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005, 2010 and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

18e. REST OF LATIN AMERICA 157

Market Analysis 157

Table 105: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current &

Future Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction,

Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable Coatings and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 106: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for PVC by

End-Use Segment -Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,

Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

'000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 107: Rest of Latin America 11-Year Perspective for PVC

by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit

Consumption for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,

Wire & Cable Coatings and Miscellaneous Markets for 2005,

2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

19. REST OF WORLD 160

Market Analysis 160

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