Monthly Archives: October 2013

China Imported 380,000 Fewer Tons of Recycle PE Through August, 2013

This was a decline of 16% from the prior year and a sharp break in the upward trend in imports of recycle polymer that was evident over the last several years. By comparison, China’s imports of virgin polymers of ethylene were up 8% through August, an increase of about 460,000 tons. Continue reading

Global Trade Volume Projected to Expand for Polyacetals and PET; Decline for Polycarbonates

Global trade volume in 2013, that is, the volume of imports and exports between all countries, is projected to be up by 7% versus 2012 for polyacetals and by 8% for PET. Polycarbonates trade is projected to contract by 5%. Global trade volume is an indicator of apparent demand for widely traded products. Continue reading