Iran’s Exports and Imports of Polyethylene and Polypropylene

Iran exported 2.7 million tons of ethylene polymers in 2016, up 19%, and 190,000 tons of propylene polymers, down 10%.

Exports of HDPE alone were 1.7 million tons in 2016, up 28%; exports of LDPE were 1 million tons, up 8%; exports of polypropylene homopolymer were 158,000 tons, down 21%.

Polyethylene was exported mainly to Asia-Pacific, with a sizeable volume also to Eastern Europe. Polypropylene was exported mainly to Eastern Europe.

Polyolefin imports into Iran in 2016¬†were much smaller than its exports, but showed sharp increases from the prior year. In 2016, Iran’s imports of all ethylene polymers were 140,000 tons, up 55%; of all propylene polymers,¬†50,000 tons, up 56%.

From International Trader Publications’: Iran Polymer Trade Report