Despite a steep drop in imports in February 2019 due to the Chinese New Year holiday, as well as slowing winter demand, China’s imports year to date, 10.9 million tons, were up 19% from the same two-month period in 2018.Continue reading
China imported a record 6 million tons of LNG during November 2018, raising the year to date import volume to 47.6 million tons, an increase of 43% from the same period in 2017.
The United States exported 18.4 million tons of LNG through October 2018, up 54%, and imported 2 million tons, down 10%. Continue reading
After slowing throughout the first quarter, China’s imports of LNG picked up in both April and May.
Africa, in addition to Latin America, is an increasingly important market for polyethylene exporters, particularly those in the Middle East, as demand in Europe and Asia eases. Continue reading
The volume of HDPE polymer traded globally, 7.3 million tons, was up 5% through May, 2015, based on reporting countries. Among the top exporting regions, shipments from the Middle East, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific increased; North America’s were down; markets shifted between exporters. Continue reading
Global trade volume in PVC is projected by ITP to be up in 2013 by 8% versus the prior year. Trade volume is an indicator of apparent demand for products that are widely traded. Continue reading
To address the growing importance of Africa in global trade flows, ITP will be adding statistics for Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia to its Newsletters and Annual Reviews. Coverage for the region currently includes statistics for South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt.