China’s Polypropylene and ABS Imports up Strongly; PVC Exports were Down

China has reported aggregated statistics for its imports of major products, including polypropylene, ABS and PVC.

Through June 2018 China imported 1.6 million tons of polypropylene, up 15% from the same period in 2017. Global trade in polypropylene, based on preliminary data, totaled 7.4 million tons, up 3%.

China’s imports of ABS through June were 980,000 tons, up 12%. Global trade in ABS, based on preliminary data, totaled 1.7 million tons, up 12%.

China imported 430,000 tons of PVC, up 2%, and exported 460,000 tons, down 63%. Global trade in PVC, based on preliminary data, totaled 5.1 million tons, up 4%.

From International Trader Publications’ World Trade Reports on polypropylene, ABS and PVC.