Western Europe’s imports of LLDPE from the Middle East are projected by ITP to show an 18% increase by yearend 2012 versus 2011. Imports of polypropylene are projected to be up 30%. Continue reading
Despite typical declines in October, China’s imports of virgin and scrap commodity polymers and exports of fabricated plastic products are up 5-6% year to date. Continue reading
Polypropylene yearend 2012 trade volume is projected to be up 2%; propylene copolymers trade volume, up 5%. Middle East exports surge. Continue reading
Global trade volume for the full year 2012 is projected to be up 7% for HDPE and 3% for LDPE, but down 2% for LLDPE. Higher Middle East exports play a key role.