Rise in US Imports of R-PE and R-PET

As US exports of recycle polyethylene and PET dropped to record low levels in October, 2017, US imports jumped, mainly on higher volumes from Canada and Mexico.

US imports of R-PE set a new monthly record of 7,200 tons in October, the YTD volume of 56,000 tons down 6%.

US imports of R-PET in October, 11,600 tons, were close to the record. Volume YTD of 98,000 tons was down 2%.

From International Trader Publications: United States Polymer Trade Report – an on line analysis of US imports and exports of all commodity polymers, recycle polymers and numerous fabricated plastic products.