This effort, in development for over a year, has resulted in major enhancements to current website features: instant trade updates, faster data access, easier navigation, and new download capabilities. New tools will soon be launched that will allow even more incisive analysis of trade.
ITP’s current PET World Trade Report combines these products for historic continuity. In 2017, the World Customs Organization created new Harmonized System codes that separately identified bottle grade polyethylene terephthalate with a viscosity greater than or equal to 78 ml/g and other PET, with a lower viscosity. ITP now follows these products separately, as well as combined. In 2019, ITP analyzed nearly 9 million tons of trade in bottle grade PET in 2019 and 4 million tons of other PET.
We recently added: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Serbia, Uganda and Uruguay.