Asia-Pacific’s imports from other regions of LDPE/LLDPE, HDPE, EVA and Ethylene Copolymers (Ethylene-alpha-Olefins Copolymers plus Other Ethylene Copolymers) are projected by International Trader Publications to be up by 15% at yearend 2017 versus 2016, to over 15.6 million tons. This is an increase of over 2 million tons.
Further attesting to the strength of demand in the region is a projected increase in intra-regional trade of 8%, to 9.7 million tons, and, a decline of 6% in the region’s exports to other regions, to 2.2 million tons.
Imports from all regional sources into Asia-Pacific are projected to be higher, with the largest volume, 12.5 million tons, up 14%, coming from the Middle East. The next largest supplier is North America with 1.4 million tons, up 15%, followed by Western Europe with 0.9 million tons, up 7%. Larger percentage gains on smaller volumes are projected on imports from Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa.
From International Trader Publications’: All Polymers of Ethylene World Trade Report – a continuously updated on line analysis of trade trends between countries and regions, based on latest import/export statistics from 90 countries.