Iran exports huge volumes of several polymers and chemicals; imports of numerous products also large

Iran is among the world’s top exporters of ethylene glycol, methanol, para-xylene, LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene and styrene.  Iran also exports sizable volumes of benzene, DEG, toluene, general purpose polystyrene and PVC.

Depending on the product, China, Turkey, Pakistan, United Arab Republics, Russia, Vietnam, Azerbaijan and India, among others, are top destinations for Iran’s exports.

Iran is also a large import market for ABS, acrylonitrile, EVA, epoxide resins, polycarbonates, bottle-grade PET, polypropylene, propylene copolymers, expandable polystyrene, PVC, polyurethanes, propylene glycol and silicones.

South Korea is a leading source for many of these products, with additional supplies from UAE, China, Taiwan, Turkey and others.