Category: PVC

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

This past Friday, 4/23, the PVC pipe mills announced another increase which takes effect immediately. The ongoing challenge between tight supply due to the continued high cost of resin, with additional increases announced for May by the four major resin producers, and above-average demand continues to keep PVC and ABS pipe in short supply. Lead […]

A Mid-April Commodities Market Update

What’s happening: Lack of availability and strong demand are rising raw material costs Inventories are low and the supply chain is stretched thin A lack of shipping containers and domestic freight is increasing input costs Strong demand and pricing increases are expected to continue throughout 2021 As the Covid-19 recovery continues to gain momentum across […]

PVC Pipe Increase Effective Now

A new list price sheet for PVC Pipe is now in effect. As a result of the impact of Winter Storm Uri on the Gulf Coast, where most of the country’s petrochemical infrastructure is located, PVC resin manufacturers continue to try to restore their operations and production to normal levels. Even today, three out of […]

A March Commodities Update; PVC, Copper, Steel

What’s happening: Demand for copper, steel and PVC raw material is high Inventories for materials are low Covid-related supply chain disruptions remain Here’s a March, 2021 commodities update. Please call your Merfish United rep for guidance on purchasing, especially as you consider your needs for the spring buying period. We’re able to help you manage […]

New PVC Plumbing, Seamless Steel Pipe, and Threaded Rod List Price Sheets

As many in the region were, PVC resin producers were significantly impacted by the severe winter storms that impacted the gulf states last week. As a result, all major PVC resin producers declared force majeure due to a lack of available material to ship. The storm caused plant stoppages, delays in shipping, and significant disruption […]

PVC Pricing and Availability, Affected by Winter Storm Uri

What’s happening: Winter Storm Uri hit critical PVC supply chain infrastructure in the Southern U.S. PVC resin producers have been declaring force majeure, limiting availability of raw materials. This will affect PVC pipe mills’ ability to maintain production levels and supply. We are monitoring the situation and will provide availability and pricing updates. UPDATE, 2/19: […]

February Market Update, Import Steel and Shipping Increases

What’s happening: Click here to see our new globally sourced welded steel pipe list price sheet. A global shipping container shortage is causing import prices to skyrocket. Lack of availability of raw materials, including steel, are contributing to high costs. New list price sheets for domestic steel, PVC plumbing, strut and threaded rod released in […]

PVC Pipe Increase Monday, 1/25/21

What’s happening: PVC resin is going to increase in January and February. Due to overall availability and high demand. PVC pipe mills announced a 3% increase. A new list price sheet will be available 1/25/21. Commodity PVC resin, the raw material used to manufacture PVC pipe, is going to increase in January and February. This […]

January Market Update, Import Steel Increase 1/18

What’s happening: All three major pipe products categories all volatile to start 2021. PVC, copper and steel pipe have seen increases. This is due to increasing costs in raw materials and freight. The global market for raw materials including steel, PVC resin and copper has been more volatile than every before all at once. We […]

A December Update on Commodity Products; Steel, Copper and PVC

Learn more about upcoming price increases on Globally Sourced Steel Pipe and Strut products. As the United States and the rest of the world recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the supply chain for commodity pipe products is being tested. Recent coronavirus surges in the U.S. have slowed recent reopenings, but news of upcoming vaccines are […]