Western Europe moved into first place in 2018 as the world’s largest exporter of ethylene monomer, ahead of the Middle East, North America and Latin America.Continue reading
Ethylene global trade in 2017 was 7.9 million tons up 10% from 2016.
The US exported 165,000 tons of ethylene in 2016, up 10% from 2015, shipments to China, Taiwan and Belgium accounting for over three-quarters of the total.
The volume of ethylene monomer traded as imports and exports in 2016 was 7.1 million tons, up 4% from 2015. Much higher imports into Asia-Pacific from sources outside the region, and also into Western Europe, were key factors on the demand side. (Based on latest available trade statistics.) Continue reading
Both China’s imports of ethylene monomer and propylene monomer soared to new highs in December 2016.
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.
After more than a year of inactivity, the United States began exporting ethylene in May, 2015, and shipments since then have averaged roughly 15,000 tons per month.