China imported 2.5 million tons of recycle PE, PP, PS, PVC and PET through April 2017, up 25% from the prior year. Imports of every recycle polymer showed an increase. Continue reading
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
Ghana imports significant volumes of polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC.
Trends for other polyolefins were mixed. Exports of L/LLDPE posted a moderate gain through June 2012; shipments of HDPE and PP declined.
US shipments of these major volume commodity polymers were down 2%-14% through June 2012
Exports to Africa and Latin America also rose. Saudi Arabia’s exports hit a new high.
Preliminary overview of polyolefins trade in 2011: increased global trade volume in all polyolefins, except LLDPE and EVA; higher Middle East exports of PE and PP, and, especially, copolymers; generally lower exports from Western Europe and North America. Continue reading