Germany’s Polyvinyl Chloride Production Slowly Expands

Plastics And Synthetic Rubber In Primary Forms January 25, 2016
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

From 2007 to 2014, EU polyvinyl chloride production showed mixed dynamics, finally falling from 8.7 million tonnes in 2007 to 7.3 million tonnes in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of -2.4% over the period under review. In value terms, EU polyvinyl chloride production decreased to 6.5 billion EUR in 2014, falling by -1.8% annually.

Germany was the largest producer of polyvinyl chloride in value terms, with 1,350 million EUR. It was distantly followed by the United Kingdom (568 thousand tonnes) and Spain (460 thousand tonnes).

Positive dynamics in polyvinyl chloride production among the main producing countries from 2007 to 2014 were recorded in Germany (+1.0% per year), while for the other two EU leaders (the United Kingdom and Spain) the paces of growth were more modest or negative.

Germany dominated in EU polyvinyl chloride production and trade. In 2014, it exported the lion's share of its total polyvinyl chloride output. Of this amount, 15% was supplied to Poland, where Germany's polyvinyl chloride held a 64% share of total Poland's imports.

Source: EU: Polyvinyl Chloride (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020