Indicating good demand, imports into China of scrap polyethylene, polypropylene, PET and PVC totaled 5.6 million tons through August, 2012 up 4%. Continue reading
Exports of scrap polyethylene and PET also increased.
Imports into China of scrap and waste commodity polymers are large, growing, and should be considered along with imports of virgin polymer in analyzing China’s demand. Continue reading
In 2011, China will import approximately 18 million tons of virgin commodity polymers, plus 8 million tons of scrap and waste polymer. China will export 3 million tons of virgin commodity polymers and more than 3.5 million tons of specific fabricated plastics products identified by polymer, plus 2.5 million tons of fabricated product groups of mixed polymers. These important trade flows are covered in a new report. Continue reading