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EU Bans Imports of Most Polymers from Russia

On October 6, 2022 the EU placed additional sanctions on almost 7 billion Euro’s worth of imports from Russia. These included most polymers.

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Lower Polyolefin Exports from Russia Indicated by Trading Partner Import Statistics Through June 2022 and Projected Through August

Russia stopped publishing trade statistics after January 2022. Russia’s exports, however, are visible from trading partner import statistics in ITP’s World Trade Matrixes. These indicate declines for both Russia’s exports of polymers of ethylene and propylene.

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Imports of Polypropylene into both Western Europe and Eastern Europe Plummeted in April 2022. YTD, Western Europe’s Imports were up; Eastern Europe’s Fell.

Two months into the war in Ukraine, import statistics for Western and Eastern Europe show different trends in imports from Russia on a YTD basis. Monthly import figures, however, show a sharp drop in April into both regions.

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China’s LNG Imports were Down 21% May 2022 YTD from May 2021 YTD. Imports from US and Other Sources Fell Sharply; Qatar, Russia and Trinidad-Tobago Supplied Higher Volumes

Weak economic activity over the last several months was evident from the drop by over 3 million tons, 21%, in China’s imports of LNG through May, to 26.6 million tons.

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China Commodity Polymer Trade April 2022 Reflected Continued Weak Economic Activity From Covid Lockdowns

Polymer imports in April were almost as low as during Chinese New Year; exports of PVC hit a new high and shipments of PET also remained high; exports of fabricated plastic products continued slow.

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