In 2014, global trade in fabricated products made from polyethylene into bags, sacks and cones totaled 3.7 million tons, up 1% from the prior year. Trade volume through June of 2015 was also up 1% from last year, based on reporting countries. Global trade volume is an indicator of global demand.
China’s exports of PVC soared from January through July 2014. Several new highs were set, including the July record of 154,000 tons. Year to date exports totaled 770,000 tons, up 42%. Continue reading
China exported nearly 600,000 tons of PVC through August 2013, up 104% from the prior year. Imports of PVC into China were down 15% for the period, to 740,000 tons. Continue reading