Focus on: UAE Exports of Polyethylene and Polypropylene

The United Arab Emirates’ exports of polyethylene and polypropylene increased substantially in 2014, and shipments grew through the first half of 2015.

Exports of HDPE were up 31% in 2014, to 994,000 tons, based on trading partner imports. Exports visible through June 2015 totaled 536,000 tons, up 19%.

Exports of LLDPE were up 15% in 2014, to 216,000 ton, with a 47% increase in the first half of 2015, to 133,000 tons. LDPE exports were 127,000 tons in 2014, up 16%, and 75,000 tons through June, up 74%.

Polypropylene homopolymer exports posted more moderate increases, up 11% in 2014, to 393,000 tons, and 7% through June 2015, to 139,000 tons.

China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Egypt were among UAE’s export destinations.

From ITP’s: World Trade Reports – providing the most current view possible of changing trade flows between countries and regions for polymers and chemicals.