Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market

  • September 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 325 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 58 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Aiscondel Laminados S.A
Arkema
Axiall Corp.
Braskem S.A
Chemplast Sanmar Limited

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Construction I-3
Packaging I-4
Consumer Goods I-4
Wire and Cable Coating I-4
Miscellaneous I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. GLOBAL MARKET ANALYSIS AND OUTLOOK II-1
Market Facts II-1
Outlook II-1
Impact of the 2007-2009 Economic Recession on the Global PVC
Market: In Retrospect II-2
Markets beyond Recession II-3
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals Delivers an Optimistic
Market Outlook for 2014 and Beyond II-4
Improvement in Global GDP and Economic Development to Fuel
Market Growth II-4
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012-2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6
Emerging Markets Fire up Demand for PVC II-6
Table 3: Per Capita Consumption of Plastics for Select
Countries (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Expanding Population Fuels Growth II-7
Table 4: World Population by Geographic Region (2000-2050)
(In Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: Top 20 Populated Countries Worldwide (2013)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Urbanization - A Mega Growth Driver II-9
Table 6: Estimated Percentage of Urbanization in World, China
and India for the Years 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 7: Percentage of Urban Population in Select Countries
(2010 and 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Improvement in Construction Sector Offers Strong Growth
Opportunities II-12
Table 8: Projected Growth in the Global Construction Market
by Sector (2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 9: Global Construction Market by Geographic Region
(2015P and 2020P): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction
Spending (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 10: Projected Growth in the US Construction Market by
Sector (2012-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 11: Projected Growth in the West European Construction
Market by Country (2014-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 12: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market
by Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 13: Projected Growth in the Latin American Construction
Market by Country (2013-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 14: Projected Growth in Middle East and African
Construction Markets (2012-2020) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Continuously Increasing Automotive Production - An Opportunity
Indicator II-17
Table 15: World Middle Class Population (2012 and 2030):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 16: World Passenger Cars Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010 and 2018): Annual Production Figures in
‘000 Units for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 17: World Passenger Cars Market by Geographic
Region/Country (2010 and 2018): Annual Sales Figures in ‘000
Units for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Relative Stability in Global Manufacturing PMI Infuses New
Confidence II-22
Table 18: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Breakdown
of Monthly PMI Data by Country for the Year 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 19: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) (January -
June 2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Rising Demand from Packaging Applications Pumps Growth II-24
Optimistic Eurozone Economic Outlook Bodes Well for the Market II-25
Table 20: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area for
the Year 2013 and 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26
Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market II-26
Table 21: US Revision of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$ Billion)
for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
CIVETS Emerge as the Focal Point for Future Growth II-27
Table 22: GDP Per Capita (in US$) and GDP (in US$ Billion) in
Developed Countries Vs. BRIC Vs. CIVETS: 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28
Global PVC Production on a High II-28
Table 23: PVC Producing Regions Worldwide by Region (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Capacity for Asia, Europe,
Latin America, North America, and Rest of World (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 24: Global Exports of Polymers of Vinyl Chloride and
Other Halogenated Olefins (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports
by Top 10 Exporting Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 25: Global Imports of Polymers of Vinyl Chloride and
Other Halogenated Olefins (2013): Breakdown of Value Imports
by Top 10 Importing Countries (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30
China Spearheads PVC Production Capacity Expansions II-30
Table 26: Leading PVC Producers Worldwide by Major Player
(2013): Ranked on the Basis of Production Capacities in
Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31
Issues Confronting the PVC Market - The Flipside of the Coin II-32
Major Global Companies with Plans to Phase Out/Reduce PVC Usage II-33

2. MARKET TRENDS AND GROWTH DRIVERS II-34
Affordability and Longevity - Key Success Mantras for PVC II-34
Consolidation Drives PVC Market Growth II-34
Vertical Integration Gains Momentum in the PVC Industry II-34
Growing Demand for Wood-Plastic Composites to Augur Well for
the PVC Market II-35
Rising Applications of PVC Foam Boards in Construction Sector II-35
Growing Demand for Large Diameter Plastic Pipes from Various
End-use to Augur Well for PVC Market II-35
PVC - The Preferred Choice for Trenchless Installation II-36
Growing Electric Vehicles Market to Increase Demand for PVC
from Wiring and Cabling Applications II-37
Table 27: Global Electric Car Production in Select Countries
for the Year 2015 II-37
Mounting Demand for Medical Devices Spurs Growth in PVC Market II-38
Table 28: Global Medical Devices Market (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by Industry Sector (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 29: Aged Population (65+ Years) as a Percentage of the
Total Population: 2000 Vis-a-vis 2025 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 30: Aged Population (65+ Years) as a Percentage of the
Total Population by Region: 2000 Vis-a-vis 2025 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39
Growing Emphasis on Hygiene in Hospitals to Drive Adoption of
PVC Floor Coverings II-40
Hospitals Show Inclination to Switch to PVC/DEHP- free Devices II-40
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) - A Budding Market II-40
Increase in Competition from Substitute Goods II-41
Flexible PVC Vs. Alternative Material Developers II-41
Rising Demand for Bio-based Polymeric Additives in PVC
Manufacture II-41
Demand for Recycled PVC on the Rise II-42
Development of Breakthrough Recycling Technology Enhances PVC
Life Cycle II-42
Issues in PVC Recycling II-42

3. ISSUES CONFRONTING THE GLOBAL PVC MARKET II-43
PVC Additives Pose Environmental and Health Hazards II-43
Stringent Regulations Lower Use of Phthalate Additives in PVC
Production II-43
Health Concerns Due to Chlorine Content II-44
Prohibited Use in Green Building Construction to Hamper Growth
Prospects II-44
Environmentalists Advocate Against the Use of PVC in Window
Frames II-45
Polyolefins - A Threat to Flexible PVC II-46
Growing Threat from Polypropylene in Pharmaceutical Packaging
Applications II-46
Rising Demand for Engineering Plastics - A Threat to PVC Market?? II-46

4. PVC - PRODUCT PROFILE II-48
A Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Timeline II-48
Definition II-48
Counted Among the Most Flexible Plastics II-48
PVC - Performance Properties II-49
Uses of PVC II-49
Plasticized Applications II-49
Rigid Applications II-50
Manufacturing Process II-50
Complex Chemistry Based on Common Salt II-50
PVC Paste Resin II-50

5. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS II-51
Construction II-51
Advantages of Using PVC in Construction II-51
Vinyl in Pipe Applications II-51
Benefits of Using PVC Pipes II-52
Advantages for Builders/Homeowners II-52
Packaging II-52
Consumer Goods II-53
Toys II-53
Electronics II-53
Wire and Cables II-53
Vinyl in Electrical Applications II-53
Miscellaneous II-53
Automotive and Other Applications II-53
Advantages of Using PVC in Automobiles II-54
Increases Life Span II-54
Makes Cars More Reasonable II-54
Cushion Crashes II-54
Preserve Fossil Fuels II-54
Medical Products II-54
Clarity and Transparency II-54
Flexibility, Durability and Dependability II-54
Sterilizability II-55
Compatibility II-55
Resistance to Chemical Stress Cracking II-55
Ease of Processing II-55
Recyclability II-55
Low Cost II-55

6. STRATEGIC REVIEW OF THE PVC PIPES MARKET II-56
PVC Pipes Dominate the Plastic Pipes Demand II-56
PVC Vs PE Pipes: A Comparative Study II-56
HDPE Finds Favor over PVC among Plastic Pipes II-57
BlueBrute and Cellular PVC: Better Grades of PVC Pipes II-57
Aging Pipelines Trigger Replacement Opportunities II-57
PVC Pipes Replace Traditional Materials II-58
Usage of Plastic Pipes in Water and Wastewater Applications
on the Rise II-59
Telecommunications Industry - A Key Revenue Contributor for
PVC Pipes II-59

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-61
Solvay Inks an Agreement to Divest Benvic Europe to OpenGate
Capital II-61
INEOS and Solvay Merge Chlorvinyls Businesses II-61
Halder Beteiligungsberatung Announces Plans to Sell Stake in
Gealan Holding to VEKA II-61
BASF to Divest Vinuran PVC Modifier Business to Kaneka
Corporation II-61
Asahi Glass Inks Agreement to Acquire Stake in Phu My Plastics
and Chemicals II-61
OYAK Acquires Chemson II-61
ConnectCounty Enters into MoU to Acquire Stake in KAM TAI II-61
Atkore International Acquires Assets of Heritage Plastics II-62
2M Group Takes over INEOS ChlorVinyls’ Packed Chlorine Business II-62
Solvay Announces Plans to Divest Stake in Indupa II-62
Chinyang Holdings Takes over Stake in Chin Yang Industry II-62
Saint-Gobain Announces Plans to Divest its PVC Pipe and
Foundations to PVC Pipe and Foundations II-62
Georgia Gulf Corp Undergoes Name Change to Axiall II-62
Klesch Chemicals Receives EC Approval to Acquire Arkema’s
Vinyl Products Business II-62
Arvand Petrochemical Commences Production of Medicine Grade PVC II-62
SCG Chemicals Takes over Stake in Thai Plastic and Chemicals II-63
Westlake Chemical Announces Plans to Purchase Georgia Gulf II-63
Lubrizol Corporation Announces Plans to Expand CPVC Resin
Capacity II-63
OpenGate Completes a Deal for Profalis II-63
Finolex Industries Expands PVC Pipes Capacity II-63
DuPont Inks Strategic Agreement with Suntech Power Holdings II-63

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-64
Aiscondel Laminados S.A. (Spain) II-64
APEX Petrochemical Company Ltd. (Thailand) II-64
Arkema (France) II-64
Axiall Corp. (US) II-64
Braskem S.A. (Brazil) II-65
Chemplast Sanmar Limited (India) II-65
China General Plastics Corp. (Taiwan) II-66
Ercros SA (Spain) II-66
Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) (India) II-66
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan) II-66
Formosa Plastics Corporation (USA) II-67
Hanwha Chemical Corp. (Korea) II-67
INEOS Group AG (Switzerland) II-67
INEOS ChlorVinyls (UK) II-67
Kaneka Corporation (Japan) II-68
LG Chem (South Korea) II-68
Mexichem S.A.B de C. V. (Mexico) II-68
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-68
Occidental Chemical Corporation (Oxychem) (USA) II-69
Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-69
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-69
Shintech Inc. (USA) II-70
Sidiac (France) II-70
Solvay (Belgium) II-70
SolVin (Belgium) II-70
Taiyo Vinyl Corp. (Japan) II-71
Thai Plastic and Chemical Public Co. Ltd. (Thailand) II-71
Vestolit GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-71
Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-71

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-72
Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 32: World Historic Review for PVC by Geographic
Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC by Geographic
Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014
and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
in Construction by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 35: World Historic Review for PVC in Construction by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC in Construction by
Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
in Packaging by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 38: World Historic Review for PVC in Packaging by
Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC in Packaging by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
in Consumer Goods by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 41: World Historic Review for PVC in Consumer Goods by
Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC in Consumer Goods
by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
in Wire and Cable Coatings by Geographic Region/Country - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 44: World Historic Review for PVC in Wire and Cable
Coatings by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC in Wire and Cable
Coatings by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC
in Other Applications by Geographic Region/ Country - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 47: World Historic Review for PVC in Other Applications
by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC in Other
Applications by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Table 49: PVC Producers in North America by Leading Players
(2012): Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Shintech, Oxy
Vinyls LP, Formosa Plastics, Georgia Gulf, Westlake
Chemical, Mexichem, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Construction Market to Provide Encouraging Prospects for PVC III-2
Table 50: US Construction Spending by Type of Construction
(2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Spending for
Non-Residential and Residential Construction (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 51: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2013):
Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and
Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 52: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$ Billion)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 53: Projected Growth of the US Construction Market by
Sector (2012-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
The US Demand for Wood-Plastic Composites Grows III-5
Packaging Industry and PVC III-5
Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration Cuts and Debt Ceiling Issues: The
US Auto Industry Withstands It All III-6
Table 54: US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$
Billion) for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Changing Demography Drives New Pipeline Projects III-7
Table 55: US PVC Pipe Installations in Water Distribution
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Pipeline Distance by
Outer Diameter (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Standards on PVC Air Toxic Emission Limits III-8
Issuing MACT Standards III-9
Environmental Protection Agency Adopts New Regulations for
Polyvinyl Chloride Manufacturing III-9
Policies for PVC-free Products to Endanger Market Growth
Prospects III-9
Trade Statistics III-11
Table 56: US Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not
Plasticized) (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports (in US$) by
Destination Country III-11

Table 57: US Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not
Plasticized) (2013): Breakdown of Value Imports (in US$) by
Origin Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 58: US Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Plasticized)
(2013): Breakdown of Value Exports (in Thousand US$) by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 59: US Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Plasticized)
(2013): Breakdown of Value Imports (in US$) by Origin
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 60: US Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not Mixed with
Other Substances) (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports (in
Thousand US$) by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 61: US Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not Mixed with
Other Substances) (2013): Breakdown of Value Imports (in
Thousand US$) by Origin Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13
Strategic Corporate Developments III-14
Key Players III-14
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 62: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer
Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 63: The US Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment -
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 64: The US 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

2. CANADA III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Recovery in Construction Activity to Drive Demand III-19
Table 65: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2014): Breakdown
of Number of Housing Starts in ‘000s (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Trade Statistics III-20
Table 66: Canadian Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not
Plasticized) (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports (in US$) by
Destination Country III-20

Table 67: Canadian Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not
Plasticized) (2013): Breakdown of Value Imports (in US$) by
Origin Country III-21

Table 68: Canadian Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride
(Plasticized) (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports (in US$)
by Destination Country III-21

Table 69: Canadian Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride
(Plasticized) (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports
(in US$) by Origin Country III-22

Table 70: Canadian Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not Mixed
with Other Substances) (2013): Breakdown of Value Exports
(in US$) by Destination Country III-22

Table 71: Canadian Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not Mixed
with Other Substances) (2013): Breakdown of Value Imports
(in US$) by Origin Country III-23
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 72: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 73: Canadian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 74: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

3. JAPAN III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Natural Disasters and Reconstruction Activity Spur Demand
for PVC III-27
Table 75: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan
(2008-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
PVC Recycling in Vogue in Japan III-28
Competition III-28
Table 76: Japanese PVC Market by Leading Player (2013):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Kaneka, Shin Etsu, Taiyo Vinyl and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28
Overview of Japanese Automotive Industry III-29
Strategic Corporate Development III-29
Key Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 77: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 78: Japanese Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 79: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4. EUROPE III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Construction Market Steadily Moves Away from Shadows of Debt
Crisis III-34
Table 80: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E):
Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
Recovery in Automotive Production to Drive PVC Market III-36
Europe Takes Giant Strides in Enhancing Sustainability of PVC III-36
Manufacturers Shift to Ca-Zn Formulations to Stabilize PVC
Products III-37
EU Regulations on Phthalates III-37
Regulations and Rulings on Other Components of PVC III-37
Restrictions, Policies and Regulations for PVC Use in
Medical Devices III-38
Medical Devices Directive on DEHP III-38
EU Regulations and Standards for PVC in Medical Devices III-39
EC Lays New Rules to Promote PVC Waste Recovery in Europe III-39
Approaches to Address PVC Waste Management III-40
Trade Statistics III-40
Table 81: EU Imports of Polymers of Vinyl Chloride or of
Other Halogenated Olefins, in Primary Forms (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Origin Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 82: EU Exports of Polymers of Vinyl Chloride or of
Other Halogenated Olefins, in Primary Forms (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 83: EU Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride (Not Mixed with
Any Other Substances) (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Imports by Origin Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 84: EU Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride Not Mixed with
Any Other Substances (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 85: EU Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride In the Form of
Granules (for Use in Certain Types of Aircraft) (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Origin Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 86: EU Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride Polyvinyl
Chloride In the Form of Granules (for Use in Certain Types
of Aircraft) (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports
by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 87: EU Imports of Polyvinyl Chloride Powder (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Origin Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 88: EU Exports of Polyvinyl Chloride Powder (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 89: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by Geographic Region/ Country - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 90: European Historic Review for PVC by Geographic
Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 91: European 15-Year Perspective for PVC by Geographic
Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 92: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 93: European Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 94: European 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4a. FRANCE III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Current and Future Analysis III-49
Strategic Corporate Developments III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 95: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer
Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 96: French Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment -
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 97: French 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4b. GERMANY III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Current and Future Analysis III-53
Major Players III-53
Strategic Corporate Developments III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 98: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer
Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 99: German Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment -
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 100: German 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4c. ITALY III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current and Future Analysis III-57
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 101: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 102: Italian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 103: Italian 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current and Future Analysis III-60
Regulations on PVC Production in the UK III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 104: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer
Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 105: The UK Historic Review for PVC by End-Use Segment -
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 106: The UK 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4e. SPAIN III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Current and Future Analysis III-64
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 107: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 108: Spanish Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 109: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4f. RUSSIA III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Current and Future Analysis III-67
Russia Demonstrates Tremendous Growth Potential for PVC Pipes III-67
A Review of PVC Door and Window Profiles in Russia III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 110: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 111: Russian Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 112: Russian 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Current and Future Analysis III-71
An Overview of PVC Market in Turkey III-71
Moderate Growth for Eastern Europe III-71
Strategic Corporate Developments III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 113: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 114: Rest of European Historic Review for PVC by
End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods,
Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 115: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for PVC by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Current and Future Analysis III-76
Increased Construction Activity Drives the PVC Market III-76
Rising Investments in Water Projects in Asia to Drive Demand
for PVC Pipes III-76
Asia-Pacific Continues to be the Growth Engine of Automotive
Market III-77
Huge Manufacturer Focus on Small and Lightweight Vehicle
Models Drive Demand for Auto Adhesives III-77
Growing Consumption of Engineering Plastics in Southeast
Asia - A Threat to PVC Market III-77
B.Market Analytics III-79
Table 116: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for PVC by Geographic Region/ Country - China,
India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 117: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PVC by
Geographic Region/Country - China, India, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 118: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for PVC by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 119: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction,
Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 120: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 121: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for PVC by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

5a. CHINA III-85
A.Market Analysis III-85
Chinese PVC Industry to Continue Witnessing Robust Growth
Momentum III-85
An Overview of the Construction Industry III-85
Growing Demand for Plastic Pipes to Augur Well for the PVC
Demand III-86
PVC Pipes Find Competition from PE Pipes III-86
Packaging Market in China III-87
Increased Packaging Activity and Surge in Output to Boost
PVC Growth III-87
Chinese Packaging Demand to Outpace Other World Markets III-88
Key Market Challenges for PVC Pipe Market in China III-88
Automotive Market in China III-89
China’s Dominance as the World’s Most Important Auto Market
Bodes Well for PVC III-89
Table 122: China’s Emerging Dominance in the World Luxury
Car Market: Percentage Market Share Comparison of China Vs
Other Countries for the Years 2002, 2013 and 2020F (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 123: Importance of the Chinese Passenger Cars Market
to Domestic Economic Growth As Measured by the Value of Car
Sales as a Percentage of GDP for the Years 2003, 2011 and
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 124: Growing Chinese Appetite for SUVs: Percentage
Market Share Comparison of Unit Sales of SUVs Vs Sedan, and
MPV for the Years 2013 and 2020F (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-92
Trade Statistics III-92
Table 125: Chinese Imports and Exports Statistics for
Polyvinyl Chloride by Product Segment (2013) III-92
Strategic Corporate Development III-93
B.Market Analytics III-93
Table 126: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for PVC by End-Use Segment - Construction, Packaging,
Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable Coatings and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 127: Chinese Historic Review for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and
Cable Coatings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 128: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for PVC by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Construction, Packaging, Consumer Goods, Wire and Cable
Coatings and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

5b. INDIA III-96
A.Market Analysis III-96
Indian PVC Industry Exhibits Robust Growth III-96
Growth in Housing and Infrastructure Sectors to Provide
Impetus to Indian PVC Industry III-96
Table 129: Indian Pipes Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown
of Share by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 130: Indian PVC Pipe Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Demand by End-Use (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-97
India’s PVC Pipe Industry to Embark on High Growth Path III-98
Table 131: Indian Plastic Pipes Market by Type (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-98
Competition in the Indian PVC Pipes Market III-98
Table 132: India’s PVC Pipes Market by Leading Players
(2012): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Sales for
Finolex Industries, Jain Irrigation Systems, Kisan
Irrigations, Kriti Industries (India) Ltd., and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99
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