Which Country Imports the Most Polyvinyl Chloride in the World?

Plastics And Synthetic Rubber In Primary Forms May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the amount of pvc report imported worldwide stood at 21M tonnes, picking up by 5% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 8% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global pvc report imports attained its maximum volume of 21M tonnes in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016.

In value terms, pvc report imports totaled $17B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Global pvc report import peaked of $21B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Pvc Report Importing Countries in the World

1. India (1,751.6 million USD)

2. China (1,268.5 million USD)

3. Germany (1,097.2 million USD)

4. USA (974.3 million USD)

5. Belgium (892.0 million USD)

6. Italy (878.6 million USD)

7. Turkey (705.4 million USD)

8. Canada (557.6 million USD)

9. South Korea (399.6 million USD)

10. Netherlands (310.5 million USD)

11. Thailand (220.0 million USD)

12. Japan (180.6 million USD)

Pvc Report Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (3.3M tonnes), followed by India (1.8M tonnes), and China (1.3M tonnes) represented the major importers of pvc report, together achieving 30% of total imports. The following importers - Japan (949K tonnes), South Korea (831K tonnes), Belgium (821K tonnes), the Netherlands (793K tonnes), Germany (786K tonnes), Turkey (758K tonnes), Italy (728K tonnes), Thailand (570K tonnes), and Canada (520K tonnes) together made up 32% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pvc report imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by India (+17.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest pvc report markets worldwide were India ($1.8B), China ($1.3B) and Germany ($1.1B), with a combined 24% share of global imports.

India (+16.1% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of pvc report imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pvc Report Import Prices By Country

The average pvc report import price stood at $815 per tonne in 2016, coming down by -4.5% against the previous year. Overall, pvc report import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when import increased by 20% y-o-y. Global pvc report import peaked of $1,046 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($1,395 per tonne), while Japan ($190 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pvc report import prices was attained by Belgium (+10.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 3904 - Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.

Source: World: Polyvinyl Chloride (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025