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PET and PTA Trends in Global Trade in 2023

The volume of global trade in both products is projected to be lower in 2023 than in 2022, with profound shifts in flows between regions.

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Vietnam is a Major Importer of Many Polymers, Chemicals and Related Products

Polyolefins, PTA, liquefied propane gas, soda ash, PVC, MEG, PET and methanol were leading imports, with sizable volumes also of recyclable PE, ABS, polycarbonates and caustic soda.

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Phase I of the China – US Trade Agreement Includes Increased Imports into China of LNG, Liquefied Propane and Butane, Caustic Soda and Most Organic and Inorganic Chemicals

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.

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China’s Trade June 2016 YTD: Generally Lower Imports; Big Gains on Some Exports

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

Focus on: China’s Chemical Trade in the First Half of 2015

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.

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