Tag Archives: Polyethylene Film and Sheet World Trade Report

The Trade War and Polyolefin Film/Sheet; PE Bags/Sacks

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.

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Recent Trends in Polyethylene Film and Sheet Global Trade

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.

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