The volume of caustic soda in aqueous solution traded globally has stayed fairly steady, around 20.5 million tons per year, over the last five years, but there has been a huge change in exports out of Asia-Pacific to other regions.Continue reading
Polyolefins, PTA, liquefied propane gas, soda ash, PVC, MEG, PET and methanol were leading imports, with sizable volumes also of recyclable PE, ABS, polycarbonates and caustic soda.Continue reading
At the request of subscribers, ITP now analyzes global trade in soda ash, caustic soda, all available recyclable polymers, adipic acid, acetic anhydride, paraformaldehyde, MIBK, DOTP, polymeric MDI, Identified – PBT, – MMA and – IPA (based on available statistics), and medical rubber gloves (natural and synthetic).
Vietnam is a large importer of polypropylene, PTA, polyethylene, liquefied propane gas, soda ash, PVC, ethylene glycol, methanol, recyclable polyethylene, ABS, polycarbonates and other polymers and chemicals. ITP now includes Vietnam’s import and export statistics in its World Trade Reports, Matrixes and Data Services.
Iran is a large exporter of liquefied gases, methanol, polyethylene and many other polymers, chemicals and related products. ITP now includes Iran’s import and export statistics in its World Trade Reports, Matrixes and Data Services.
Iran is a major exporter of liquefied gases and chemicals and the country’s shipments of these products have risen dramatically over the last five years.Continue reading
China’s imports through February 2023 of polyethylene, China’s largest commodity polymer import, showed no change versus February 2022 YTD. Imports of polypropylene posted a moderate increase. On the export side, however, China shipped substantially more of each major commodity polymer than in the same period in 2022.Continue reading
From November 2022 through January 2023, the US shipped more polyethylene (all grades combined) to China than did Iran.Continue reading
US exports, very strong in the fourth quarter of 2022, set new records in January, 2023.Continue reading
The US exported 11. 4 million tons of ethylene polymers in 2022, up 24% from the prior year. Shipments increased to every world region and nearly every country.Continue reading