World PVC Growth [87,023 bytes]
Global PVC Operating Rate Comparisons [84,730 bytes]
Worldwide demand for polyvinyl chloride is expected to grow 4.6%/ year during 1996-2002.
That growth rate will occur despite the short-term slow growth forecast for 1998-99 resulting from financial and currency crises in Asia, says Chemical Market Associates Inc. (CMAI), Houston.
Demand for PVC grew at an average annual rate of 4.6% during 1992-96. PVC markets experienced strong growth in 1996, with world demand increasing by 7.4% from the previous year, said Rick Smith, CMAI's director of chlor-alkali and vinyls. He spearheaded the company's 1997-98 world vinyls anal...