Vinyl Chloride Price History & Forecast
About Vinyl Chloride . Vinyl Chloride is a major chemical commodity, due to its main usage as the precursor to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a widely used polymer. The rest of the Vinyl Chloride production goes into the manufacture of other polymers and copolymers, and chlorinated solvents.
Chart Description. The chart above presents indicative transaction prices for bulk quantities of vinyl chloride for the countries listed below.
- United States: Export price, FOB
- Japan: Export price, FOB
- India: Import price, CIF
- United Kingdom: Import price, CIF
Understand our Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. Learn More
The prices presented are average transaction prices. Such prices are indicative and do not necessarily characterize particular contract prices, spot transactions or spot bids in the locations specified. Rather, they reflect the average values practiced and are treated in order to remove outliers, in cases where significant distortions from historical tendencies are verified. Outlying prices may occur when quantities traded are small, in cases of errors in the trade statistics or price data reported, or when prices between specific countries (or companies in different countries) are differentiated.
When the release of official statistics of a given chemical is delayed, preliminary prices may also encompass estimations made by Intratec. Such estimations are based on prices fluctuations of (i) main raw materials employed in the production of that chemical; and/or (ii) main products manufactured from that chemical.
The forecast prices presented are based on estimates made by Intratec. Such estimates are derived from correlations with forecasts for (i) prices of main raw materials employed in the production of the chemical; (ii) main products manufactured from the chemical; and/or (iii) official industry/economic indexes.
Finally, prices are expressed considering the International Chamber of Commerce’s Incoterms (FOB – Free on Board; CIF – Cost, Insurance & Freight; DEL – Delivered; Ex-Works), which indicate which costs that price includes. Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include Value Added Tax (VAT). See Less