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Global Butadiene Trade Volume Up 8% Through June 2017

Butadiene trade totaled over 1.3 million tons in the first half of 2017, up 8% from the same period in 2016. Prominent trends included increased imports into Asia-Pacific and expanded  trade within the region, a strong increase in exports from Latin America, and lower exports from Western Europe.

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Focus on: Iran’s Polymer and Chemical Exports in the First Half of 2015

Iran’s exports of several large volume polymers and chemicals were up sharply in the first half of 2015 versus the prior year.  These products were shipped primarily to just three markets, China, India and Turkey, a situation which will change should sanctions be lifted. Continue reading