China’s Shipments of Fabricated Plastic Products Reach A New High

Through May, 2015, China exported 3.3 million tons of an aggregated group of products fabricated entirely from plastics, up 9% from the prior year. Volume in May for the group set a new record.  Shipments have trended upward each year since at least 2011. Exports in May of several products were at or near record highs: Sheets/Plates/Flat Shapes of polymers of PE, and also of PP and PET; PP Bags and Sacks; PVC Floor and Wall Coverings; Tableware; and, Other Household Items.