Monthly Archives: May 2011

China’s PVC and PET Exports Surge; Numerous Imports Drop

China’s exports of PVC and PET surged in April 2011. Imports of numerous products fell sharply during the month.  Despite the declines, import totals YTD for many products remained close to last year’s  high levels.

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South Korea Exports High Volumes of ABS, Polystyrene and Polypropylene

South Korea exported relatively high volumes of ABS, polystyrene and polypropylene in March 2011, China, Iran and Russia key markets.  Continue reading

Japan’s PVC Exports Drop; Exports of Other Polymers Vary

Japan’s exports of PVC in March 2011 were a low for the last 15 months. Relatively high volumes of polypropylene, polycarbonates and ethylene copolymers were shipped during the month; export volumes of most other products were at typical levels. Trends YTD varied by product. Continue reading

China Imports Large Volumes of Methanol, EDC and Polycarbonates

China’s imports of polycarbonates, EDC and methanol hit 15 month highs in March 2011. Imports of other polymers and chemicals also rebounded after the February holiday. First quarter YTD trends were mixed, most products monitored either showing gains or small declines. Continue reading