The need for PMMA film and sheet in personal protective equipment resulted in a stunning surge in imports into countries all over the globe during the April – August 2020 period, and also record exports from several.
ITP projects MEG trade volume for 2018 of 15.1 million tons, up 1% from 2017. This compares with an increase of 10% from 2016 to 2017. The trend in global trade volume generally indicates the trend in world demand.
A 17% increase over the prior year, to more than 1 million tons, is projected for the region’s PET imports in 2013, higher volumes from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East major factors in the gain. Continue reading →