In recent years, under the background of supply-side reform, the growth rate of chlor-alkali production capacity decreased significantly, and the output even showed negative growth. Environmental checks and other more chlor-alkali supply side add fuel to the fire. The chlor-alkali industry has its own problems of environmental protection, high energy consumption and high pollution. Under the background of the normalized and unprecedented environmental protection, the actual output of chlor-alkali is limited. Next, let's look at the development status of PVC industry under the supervision of environmental protection.
According to statistics, the PVC industry in the recent decade of production capacity changes, 2008-2013 PVC industry belongs to the rapid growth of production capacity. Rapid expansion of PVC production capacity, resulting in overcapacity, price decline, the industry as a whole serious losses. Later, the elimination of backward production capacity and the supply-side reform started at the end of 2015 had a great impact on the PVC industry. From 2014 to 2016, the PVC production capacity all experienced negative growth, with a significant increase in the operating rate and capacity utilization rate. Some "zombie enterprises" with severe losses were shut down to improve the overall concentration and competitiveness of the industry.
According to data shows, environmental protection supervision directly affects the PVC industry started. In the fourth round of environmental protection inspection in 2017, environmental protection inspection in sichuan region was suddenly severe at the end of July, four PVC enterprises in sichuan have cut production, and in the middle of August, sichuan jinlu, chengdu huarong and other enterprises will stop production for half a month. In early August, the state administration of work safety announced the handling of safety accidents in yihua, xinjiang, revoked the production safety license of yihua, and immediately organized a comprehensive law enforcement inspection of enterprises belonging to hubei yihua group.
To sum up, under the influence of China's economic development and environmental supervision, environmental protection policies have accelerated the transformation of downstream products industry, gradually eliminated backward production capacity, and concentrated industrial competitiveness in enterprises with complete environmental protection facilities and large scale. Downstream plastic products enterprises to improve the core competitiveness of products, improve product service and quality, promote products tend to scale, high-end. Large and medium-sized enterprises in the environment under the normal, the overall environmental protection operation. Under the weak demand in the downstream, the petrochemical capacity continues to expand, aggravating the imbalance between supply and demand in the market. The whole industrial chain of production enterprises and downstream enterprises is gradually improved, and the PVC industry will gradually develop in a steady direction.