Asia-Pacific’s intra-regional trade in ethylene jumped 24% in 2013; intra-regional trade in propylene was up 18%. Continue reading
Although the volume of PMMA polymer and sheet traded globally in 2013 was unchanged from 2012, there were many changes in regional trade flows. Continue reading
A 44% increase in PET exports from China and a 90% rise from India affected trade flows around the globe.
Global trade in polycarbonates contracted by 3% in 2013, after expanding 12% in 2012, much of the decline reflecting lower imports into Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe and lower trade within the Asia-Pacific and Western Europe regions. Continue reading
A 12% increase in polyacetals imports into China and a 25% increase on smaller volumes into Singapore were factors in the 7% expansion in global trade volume in 2013. Trends in global trade for widely traded products are an indicator of global demand. Continue reading
Global trade in ABS expanded by 1% in 2013, to 4.1 million tons. This gain, although small, came after contractions of 7% in 2012 and 11% in 2011. Trends in global trade volume for widely traded products are an indicator of global demand. Continue reading