Although Russia stopped publishing trade statistics soon after invading Ukraine, the country’s trade is visible in large part from the statistics of trading partners. These show lower imports and exports of several key polymers in 2022.Continue reading
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Western Europe Exports to Russia More of Most Major Polymers than it Imports from Russia, with the Exception of Polypropylene.
Western Europe’s polymer trade with Russia, particularly in polyolefins, styrenic polymers and PVC, will be impacted by sanctions and broken supply chains from the war in Ukraine.Continue reading
Long-term Trends in Imports and Exports for Every Country and Region are Revealed in ITP’s New Trade Archive From 2010
The new Trade Archive is a resource of historic volume, price and trading partner information for every country and region from 2010.Continue reading
Focus on: UAE Exports of Polyethylene and Polypropylene
The United Arab Emirates’ exports of polyethylene and polypropylene increased substantially in 2014, and shipments grew through the first half of 2015.
Imports Into Qatar
Qatar exports huge volumes of EDC, VCM, polyethylene and methanol. Qatar also imports numerous polymers and chemicals. Continue reading
Polymer Imports into Russia Rebound After Difficult Winter
Despite a hard and prolonged winter, Russia’s imports of several polymers climbed in March 2013. Particularly high volumes of uncompounded PVC and ethylene copolymers were imported that month.
China’s Imports Continue to Surprise
Despite worries to the contrary, China’s imports in the first half of 2012 were up sharply versus the prior year for a number of chemicals and polymers. Continue reading
Japan’s Imports Slow; Exports Climb
After the tsunami in March 2011, Japan’s imports of many polymers and chemicals surged and exports dropped. A slowdown in imports was apparent in July, and also higher exports. YTD, imports generally posted gains; exports, declines. Continue reading
Strong Demand for Polymers in Eastern Europe
Strong demand in Eastern Europe, particularly Turkey and Russia, was a positive factor in global trade in commodity and engineering polymers through the first half of 2011. Continue reading
China’s Polymer Imports Slow on Lower Demand
China’s imports of most polymers showed moderate declines through July 2011, ranging from down 2% to down 11%. Imports of EVA and propylene copolymers increased. Imports of methanol and ethylene were up sharply. Continue reading