Despite Outdated Acetylene Route Asia-Pacific Remains VCM Production Leader According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

01 Jul 2011 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Acetylene route for vinyl chloride production is still used in a number of developing countries, many of them being from the Asia-Pacific region. This manufacture technology has been largely proved to be highly polluting and energy consuming. However some countries like China, for example, own large coal fields of low cost, which is advantageous and more profitable in comparison with crude oil VCM production. If the price of oil skyrockets China will definitely go on building more acetylene based VCM plants.

According to the professional forecasts the global VCM production will expand by 2,5-2,8% annually. Asia-Pacific remains the largest production base taking up almost half of the world production volume – notwithstanding the outdated technologies used for VCM production.

Detailed review and forecast on global, regional and country markets of vinyl chloride can be found in the new market research report “Vinyl Chloride (VCM): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast” that covers present situation, historical background and future forecast and addresses comprehensive data showing vinyl chloride capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and prices in the recent years are provided (globally, regionally and by country).

Report Details:

Vinyl Chloride (VCM): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast
Published: January, 2011
Pages: 250

The report indicates a wealth of information on vinyl chloride producers and suppliers, covers vinyl chloride production in the respective country, major vinyl chloride producers, expandable vinyl chloride in the country market, vinyl chloride trade in the country, vinyl chloride prices. Vinyl chloride market forecast for next five years, including market volumes and prices is also provided.

The study on vinyl chloride has been completed by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry.  “Vinyl Chloride (VCM): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast” is included into the catalogue “Polymers”, which also highlights Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Copolymer, Nitrile Rubber, Nitrobenzene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, PropylenePolyvinyl Chloride, Vinyl Acetate markets.

Monthly report updates for “Vinyl Chloride (VCM): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast” are available at


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