Imports of ethylene into Western Europe increased by over 200% in 2019 versus 2018, and imports of propylene jumped 70%, based on latest statistics from reporting countries.
There was more than a ten-fold increase in propylene monomer imports from North America in 2019, to over 230,000 tons. Volumes from Latin America and the Middle East were each over 40,000 tons, both up fro the prior year. In contrast, supplies from Asia-Pacific fell sharply.
From International Trader Publications Ethylene World Trade Report and Propylene World Trade Report, continuously updated on line analysis of global trade.