US imports from China of PE and PP film/sheet are a relatively small factor in the global total. US imports of PE bags and sacks from China, however, are substantially larger. All of these products are involved in the US/China trade war.Continue reading
Global trade in PE film/sheet was nearly 5 million tons in 2016, up 7% from the prior year. Trade volume through July 2017 was up 6%. Trade within the regions of Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, and also shipments between Western and Eastern Europe, are prominent trade patterns for PE film and sheet.
North America is a relatively small exporter and importer of PE film and sheet, compared with Western Europe and Asia-Pacific.