Tag Archives: polyacetals

2019 – the Baseline Year Before Covid-19

2019 was a particularly important year as a baseline because it showed trends that were evolving globally before massive dislocations from Covid-19.

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Small Drop in China’s Tariffs on Polymer Imports from US

As of February 14, 2020, China will knock 2.5% off the punitive tariffs applied on imports of many polymers from the US. Most of the tariffs have been in effect since 2018.

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China’s Trade June 2016 YTD: Generally Lower Imports; Big Gains on Some Exports

China’s imports of most polymers and chemical were lower in the first half of 2016 than in the same period in the prior year. Exceptions were imports of: ethylene, EVA, propylene oxide and, especially, methanol. China’s exports of PVC, polypropylene, PTA, VAM and non-expandable polystyene surged. Shipments of polyethylene also were up. Continue reading

Increased Global Trade Volume Projected for 2014 for Several Engineering Polymers and Other Products

Demand drives global trade. ITP projects increased global trade volume in 2014 versus 2013 for numerous products, indicating increased demand. Continue reading

Expanded global trade volume in 2014, indicating demand growth, projected for benzene, EDC, polyacetals, polycarbonates, PET, ethylene copolymers, EVA, DEG and PMMA

An increase in the amount of material being traded globally generally indicates an increase in demand. ITP currently projects global trade volume to be up 4% to 10% in 2014 from 2013 for a number of heavily traded polymers and chemicals. Continue reading

Higher Polyacetals Imports Into China and Singapore in 2013

A 12% increase in polyacetals imports into China and a 25% increase on smaller volumes into Singapore were factors in the 7% expansion in global trade volume in 2013. Trends in global trade for widely traded products are an indicator of global demand. Continue reading

Global Trade Volume Projected to Expand for Polyacetals and PET; Decline for Polycarbonates

Global trade volume in 2013, that is, the volume of imports and exports between all countries, is projected to be up by 7% versus 2012 for polyacetals and by 8% for PET. Polycarbonates trade is projected to contract by 5%. Global trade volume is an indicator of apparent demand for widely traded products. Continue reading

Polyacetals Global Trade Volume Rises

The amount of polyacetals polymer traded globally as imports and exports was particularly heavy from March through June of 2013. Expanded trade within the Asia-Pacific region and substantially higher imports into that region from Western Europe contributed to the rise in volume. Continue reading

Polycarbonates, SAN and EVA are Projected by ITP to Show Highest Gains in Global Trade Volume in 2012

Global trade in polycarbonates, which reflects global demand, is projected by ITP to be up 13% in 2012 from 2011. SAN trade volume is projected to be up 10%; EVA trade volume, up 8%. Continue reading