Tag Archives: engineering polymers

Trade Figures Reflect Weak Demand in Western Europe

The slowdown in Western Europe’s demand was evident from the region’s intra-regional trade plus net imports. Imports of some products from the Middle East, however, surged. Continue reading

Mid-year Global Trade Highlights: ABS, SAN, Polyacetals, Polycarbonates, PET

Highlights of global trade June 2011 YTD from ITP’s monthly newsletters on  ABS, SAN, Polyacetals, Polycarbonates PET are summarized.   Continue reading

Strong Demand for Polymers in Eastern Europe

Strong demand in Eastern Europe, particularly Turkey and Russia, was a positive factor in global trade in commodity and engineering polymers through the first half of 2011. Continue reading

China Imports Large Volumes of Methanol, EDC and Polycarbonates

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