Global trade in ethylene and propylene monomer fluctuated over the five-year period, with a sharp downturn in 2020.Continue reading
Imports of ethylene into Western Europe increased by over 200% in 2019 versus 2018, and imports of propylene jumped 70%, based on latest statistics from reporting countries.Continue reading
Lower imports into China were evident in the slowdown in trade within the Asia-Pacific region in 2018.Continue reading
The balanced nature of the propylene market in Western Europe in 2018 was evident in the region’s trade, with intra-regional trade up slightly from the prior year and declines on both imports and exports.Continue reading
Propylene monomer global trade in 2017 was 8.0 million tons, up 2% from 2016.
The US exported 431,000 tons of propylene in 2016, up 57% from 2015, shipments to Colombia and Mexico accounting for nearly all of the total.
The volume of propylene monomer traded as imports and exports in 2016 was 7.8 million tons, down 2% from 2015. (Based on latest available trade statistics.)
Both China’s imports of ethylene monomer and propylene monomer soared to new highs in December 2016.
Much higher propylene monomer exports from both North America and Western Europe to Latin America were among the trends visible in global propylene trade through March, 2016.