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Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market 2017-2021

Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market 2017-2021

About Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) is a synthetic resin manufactured by polymerizing vinyl chloride. It is used in many applications such as pipes and fitting, flooring, sheeting, cables, and others. The rigid form PVC drives the global commodity plastics market, as it is extensively used in pipe construction and profile applications including windows and doors. It is also used in the making of bottles, packaging (non-food), and membership or ATM cards.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market to grow at a CAGR of 3.74% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • INEOS Group Holdings
  • LG Chem
  • Mexichem
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical
  • Westlake Chemical
Other prominent vendors
  • AVI Global Plast
  • Chemplast Sanmar
  • Formosa Plastics
  • JM EAGLE
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • PolyOne
  • Reliance Industries
  • SABIC
  • Vi-Chem Corporation
  • Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical
Market driver
  • Growth in global infrastructure
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Hazardous manufacturing process
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing shale gas market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market: INEOS Group Holdings, LG Chem, Mexichem, Shin-Etsu Chemical, and Westlake Chemical.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AVI Global Plast, Chemplast Sanmar, Formosa Plastics, JM EAGLE, Kaneka Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, PolyOne, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Vi-Chem Corporation, and Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is growing shale gas market. The refracturing of shale wells is being done with the application of the newest technology to older wells. Hence, it increases the production of shale gas without incurring the costs of a new well. An abundance of shale gas resources in the US helps the production of low-cost ethylene, which is a major raw material used in the production of PVC.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is growth in global infrastructure. The global infrastructure sector is expected to witness a steady 5.5% CAGR during the forecast period. Based on geography, APAC will be the major player, where China will be spearheading the market with almost 28% contribution. India and other developing Asian countries will also be contributing to the growth of the APAC market. Electricity and power projects will lead the infrastructure expenditure, followed by railways; road projects; airports and docks; and water and sewage projects. Thus, the growth of various infrastructure activities will enable and increase the demand for global PVC market.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is hazardous manufacturing process. The manufacturing process; use; and disposal of PVCs releases pollutants such as vinyl chloride; EDC; mercury; dioxins; and furans, which are not only toxic, but can cause cancer; birth defects; and other chronic diseases. PVC products contain toxic chemical additives such as phthalates, lead, cadmium, and organotins. Over 80% of the countries across the world are for the ban on dioxins and furans, released during PVC disposal. Thus, the manufactures must come up with new and safe methods of production, which might up the research and development (R&D) costs.

Companies Mentioned

INEOS Group Holdings, LG Chem, Mexichem, Shin-Etsu Chemical, and Westlake Chemical, AVI Global Plast, Chemplast Sanmar, Formosa Plastics, JM EAGLE, Kaneka Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, PolyOne, Reliance Industries, SABIC, Vi-Chem Corporation, and Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Types of PVC
      • Table PVC value chain
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global polyvinyl chloride market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Global polyvinyl chloride market - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Pipes, profiles, and fittings- Market size and forecast
      • Table Pipes, profiles, and fittings- Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Pipes, profiles, and fittings- Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Films and sheet- Market size and forecast
      • Table Films and sheet- Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Films and sheet- Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Cables- Market size and forecast
      • Table Cables - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Cables - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Others - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity for application
      • Table Market opportunity for application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global polyvinyl chloride market - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table APAC - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table EMEA - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Americas - Market size and forecast
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ bn)
      • Table Americas- Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Process followed by Recovinyl
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing shale gas market
    • Bio-based plasticizers for PVC
    • The lightweight factor
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in global PVC market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • INEOS Group Holdings
      • Table INEOS Group Holdings: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table INEOS Group Holdings: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • LG Chem
      • Table LG Chem: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Chem: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table LG Chem: Product classification
    • Mexichem
      • Table Mexichem: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mexichem.: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Shin-Etsu Chemical
      • Table Shin-Etsu Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Shin-Etsu Chemical: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Westlake Chemical
      • Table Westlake Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Westlake Chemicals: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Production facilities for PVC resins of Westlake Chemicals.
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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