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Global PVC Market
Ceresana Research expects the global PVC market to reach revenues of more than $65 billion in 2019. Now that the global recession has ended, the construction industry will again boost demand for PVC. The average annual growth rate of 3.3% seen in the past eight years is likely to be surpassed in future. The market experts from Ceresana forecast PVC demand to increase at an average annual rate of 3.9% over the next years.

With a roughly 53% share of global consumption, Asia- Pacific is the largest PVC outlet, followed by North America and Western Europe. Shares in demand of the individual world regions will shift significantly over the next eight years. The analysts from Ceresana expect countries in Asia- Pacific to increase their shares in the global PVC market Đ mainly at the expense of industrial countries. In contrast, emerging and developing countries will benefit from an increasing per-capita consumption of plastic products. Moreover, the construction industry is boosting in these countries, where many PVC products are used in civil and structural engineering.

Changes in regional demand will also have an effect on the production structure of manufacturers. The global PVC capacity of about 50 million tons is projected to expand by 13 million ton by 2019. Almost 80% of these new capacities will be created in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information, contact Sandra Schulze, Ceresana Research, E-mail:, Web:

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