Trade in LDPE/LLDPE, HDPE, EVA and Ethylene Copolymers is projected by International Trader Publications to be up by 6% at yearend 2017 versus the prior year, to nearly 60 million tons.
The volume of ethylene polymers traded globally was up 7% through September 2017, to over 43 million tons of LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA and Copolymers shipped around the world.
Several major trade flows contributed to the 11% increase in the volume of LNG traded globally August 2017 YTD versus the same period last year. Continue reading
The volume of liquefied propane gas traded globally as imports and exports was up 4% through June 2017, to over 34 million tons. Increased imports into Asia-Pacific and Western Europe and higher exports from North America, Africa and Middle East were prominent trends.
North America is a relatively small exporter and importer of PE film and sheet, compared with Western Europe and Asia-Pacific.
This new Report tracks the movement of liquefied butanes between all importing and exporting countries and regions. In 2016, trade volume was 35 million tons, up 1% from 2015. Preliminary data shows volume March 2017 YTD up 6%. Continue reading
In 2016 Africa imported over 2.4 million tons of ethylene polymers from sources outside the region. This was down 1% from the prior year. Continue reading
This new Report tracks the movement of liquefied propane gas between all importing and exporting countries and regions. In 2016, trade volume was 70 million tons, up 9% from 2015. Preliminary data shows volume as of February 2017 YTD up over 20%. Continue reading
The United States reported exports in 2016 to Africa of 30,000 tons of LDPE/LLDPE, down 14%, and 145,000 tons of HDPE, up 98%.
Highlights of Western Europe’s trade in propylene monomer through July 2016 were: lower intra-regional trade; higher imports; and, sharply higher exports.