Monthly Archives: July 2011

Japan’s Exports Up After Two Months of Declines

Japan’s exports of numerous polymers and chemicals picked up in June 2011 after two months of declines. Higher imports of many products also were evident, excluding benzene, MEG and PVC, with sharp declines. Continue reading

China’s Polyethylene Imports Slow; Polyacetals Imports Set Record

China’s polyethylene imports continued slow through June 2011; polypropylene and PVC imports picked up slightly; polyacetals imports hit new highs; imports of many basic organic chemicals rose, some for the second month in a row; YTD import volumes were generally down moderately versus the first half of 2010. Continue reading