The volume of polypropylene homopolymer traded globally through May 2019, over 7 million tons, was up 2% versus the same period in 2018 based on ITP’s analysis of the latest available statistics.
The same increase, up 2%, was evident for polypropylene trade in 2018 versus 2017.
Western Europe imported over 500,000 tons through May, 2019, up 16%, polymer mainly from the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Asia-Pacific imports rose 4%, to nearly 1 million tons on supplies from the Middle East and smaller volumes from North America, Western Europe and Africa.
From International Trader Publications’ Polypropylene World Trade Report, a continuously updated analysis of global trade flows.