After a moderate rebound in imports in March, following the Chinese New Year Holiday, imports into China fell substantially in April. China exported extremely high volumes of PVC in both March and April.Continue reading
Imports into the EU from the United States of ethylene-alpha-olefin copolymers (EAOC) trended strongly higher in 2018 and 2019, while volumes from Saudi Arabia declined.Continue reading
China’s polyethylene imports rebounded strongly in November 2017. This followed a relatively small holiday-related decline in October, versus previous years. Imports of recycle polyethylene continued trending downward, to their lowest monthly volume in the 2013-2017 period.
In 2016 the Asia-Pacific region imported over 12 million tons of ethylene polymers from sources outside the region. This was an increase of roughly 9% from 2015. Continue reading
In 2016 Africa imported over 2.4 million tons of ethylene polymers from sources outside the region. This was down 1% from the prior year. Continue reading