China’s exports of PVC and PET surged in April 2011. Imports of numerous products fell sharply during the month. Despite the declines, import totals YTD for many products remained close to last year’s high levels.
United States exported high volumes of polyethylene, polypropylene, propylene copolymers and PVC in March 2011, but shipments YTD varied widely from last year. Continue reading
South Korea exported relatively high volumes of ABS, polystyrene and polypropylene in March 2011, China, Iran and Russia key markets. Continue reading
Japan’s exports of PVC in March 2011 were a low for the last 15 months. Relatively high volumes of polypropylene, polycarbonates and ethylene copolymers were shipped during the month; export volumes of most other products were at typical levels. Trends YTD varied by product. Continue reading
China’s imports of polycarbonates, EDC and methanol hit 15 month highs in March 2011. Imports of other polymers and chemicals also rebounded after the February holiday. First quarter YTD trends were mixed, most products monitored either showing gains or small declines. Continue reading