North America’s Exports of Polyethylene in 2017

North America exported 4.8 million tons of ethylene polymers to destinations outside the region in 2017, down 7%. Shipments to Europe and Latin America generally declined across polymer grades but exports to Asia-Pacific were higher.

North America’s exports by major polymer were:  HDPE, 1.8 million tons, down 16%;  LDPE, 0.7 million tons, up 4%; LLDPE, 0.8 million tons, down 8%; EVA, 0.3 million tons, up 13%; ethylene-alpha-olefins copolymers, 0.7 million tons.

From International Trader Publications’ World Trade Reports on: All Polymers of Ethylene; HDPE; LDPE; LLDPE; EVA; and, Ethylene-alpha-Olefins Copolymers.