A 12% increase in polyacetals imports into China and a 25% increase on smaller volumes into Singapore were factors in the 7% expansion in global trade volume in 2013. Trends in global trade for widely traded products are an indicator of global demand.Asia-Pacific intra-regional trade expanded in 2013, also noting higher exports from Korea, Taiwan and others. The region’s imports of polyacetals from Western Europe and North America also increased. Elsewhere, Eastern Europe and Latin America were both growth import markets for the polymer.
(From ITP’s Polyacetals World Trade Review of 2013)