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Mexico’s Polyethylene Trade

Mexico’s exports of HDPE rose sharply in the second quarter of 2016, while exports of L/LLDPE continued a gradual upward trend. Imports of both polymers also trended higher.  Major shifts in imports and exports are expected as Braskem Idesa’s new plant ramps up.  Continue reading

Recent Trends in Propylene Monomer Trade

Much higher propylene monomer exports from both North America and Western Europe to Latin America were among the trends visible in global propylene trade through March, 2016.

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Polypropylene Global Trade Trends

The volume of polypropylene homopolymer traded globally in 2015 was 17.3 million tons, up  3% from 2014. Imports into Asia-Pacific were unchanged from the prior year. Western Europe’s imports rose 21%; North America’s, 42%, but on small volumes. Data available to date for 2016 indicates a continuation of these trends.

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LLDPE: Current Global Trade Trends

The volume of LLDPE polymer traded globally, 3.7 million tons, was unchanged through May 2015 from the prior year, based on reporting countries.  Among the top exporting regions, shipments from the Middle East and Western Europe were down slightly; exports from North America were sharply lower.

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LDPE: Current Global Trade Trends

The volume of LDPE polymer traded globally, 4.4 million tons, was up 3% through May, 2015, based on reporting countries. Expanded trade within Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and increased imports into Latin America and Eastern Europe were factors in the higher global trade volume. Shipments by two of the top three exporting regions, Middle East and North America, were down, and shipments from Western Europe were unchanged,  lower volumes to Asia-Pacific a factor.  Continue reading