During the two-year period from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, China has agreed to increase by $200 billion purchases from the United States of manufactured goods, agriculture, energy and services.Continue reading
China’s imports of most polymers and chemical were lower in the first half of 2016 than in the same period in the prior year. Exceptions were imports of: ethylene, EVA, propylene oxide and, especially, methanol. China’s exports of PVC, polypropylene, PTA, VAM and non-expandable polystyene surged. Shipments of polyethylene also were up. Continue reading
There were spectacular increases on imports of several large volume chemicals and polymers into China in the first half of 2015, and declines on others.
Terephthalic acid imports into the United States trended upward for most of 2014 through September, volume YTD of 409,000 tons up 18%.