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China Article in ICIS Chemical Business

This article on China’s commodity polymer trade flows was published today in ICIS Chemical Business: http://www.icis.com/Articles/2012/05/21/9561012/trade-flows-reveal-china-polymers-picture.html

The data in the article is entirely from ITP’s China Polymer Trade Report. The article was co-authored by Jean J Sudol, president of International Trader Publications and Robert Bauman of Polymer Consulting International.

China’s Scrap Polymer Imports are Large and Growing

Imports into China of scrap and waste commodity polymers are large, growing, and should be considered along with imports of virgin polymer in analyzing China’s demand. Continue reading

Key Aspects of China’s Polymer Trade

China imported 18.1 million tons of virgin commodity polymers in 2011, down 2%; exported 2.7 million tons of virgin commodity polymers, up 38%; imported 8.4 million tons of scrap commodity polymers, up 5%; and, exported 6.2 million tons of specific fabricated polymer products, up 8%. Continue reading

New Perspective on China’s Polymer Trade

In 2011, China will import approximately 18 million tons of virgin commodity polymers, plus 8 million tons of scrap and waste polymer. China will export 3 million tons of virgin commodity polymers and more than 3.5 million tons of specific fabricated plastics products identified by polymer, plus 2.5 million tons of fabricated product groups of mixed polymers. These important trade flows are covered in a new report. Continue reading