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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 Polymer Trade in 2018

Much higher imports of polyethylene and styrenic polymers, reduced polymer imports from the US, no imports of recycle polymers, and, record high exports of fabricated plastic products characterized China’s trade in 2018.

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Overview of Thailand’s Commodity Polymer Trade July 2018 YTD

There was a strong upward trend in Thailand’s exports of commodity polymers through most of the first seven months of the year. Imports of virgin commodity polymers were up slightly; imports of recycle polymers soared.

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Iran exports huge volumes of several polymers and chemicals; imports of numerous products also large

Iran is among the world’s top exporters of ethylene glycol, methanol, para-xylene, LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene and styrene.  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

Global Polystyrene Trade Contracts in 2013; Strong Expansion in Styrene Monomer Trade

Global trade in both non-expandable (general purpose) polystyrene and expandable polystyrene contracted by 3% in 2013, noting declines also in 2012. ITP measured 3.5 million tons of PSN trade and 2.1 million tons of PSX. Styrene monomer trade grew 7%, to 10.9 million tons. Trends in global trade volume for widely traded products are an indicator of global demand. Continue reading