US exports of LNG and liquified propane and butane gases through April 2023 are all higher than in the same period in 2022.Continue reading
The United States exported 966,000 tons of ethylene polymers in March, 2022, an increase of 160,000 tons over February. Shipments of every PE grade were up in March. Further increases are likely with startup of new capacity.Continue reading
Ukraine exports sizable volumes of benzene, caustic soda, propylene monomer and PVC, and, imports polyethylene, polypropylene, liquefied propane and butane gas and PET.
Ukraine’s top export markets include Italy, Poland, Turkey, Czech Rep., Russia and Spain, among others. Russia is Ukraine’s top import source for LDPE, polypropylene, methanol and liquefied propane and butane gas.
This table shows Ukraine’s total exports and imports in 2021 and top trading partners for each:
From International Trader Publications’ World Trade Analyses, continuously updated analysis of trade between countries and regions for each product.Continue reading
Competing shipments from North America impacted MEG exporters in the Middle East.Continue reading
Many countries reported record high imports of PC film and sheet from the second quarter of the year, on strong demand for personal protection equipment.Continue reading
The need for PMMA film and sheet in personal protective equipment resulted in a stunning surge in imports into countries all over the globe during the April – August 2020 period, and also record exports from several.Continue reading
The US exported 4.4 million tons of liquefied natural gas in April, 2020, still a very high volume but down from 5.1 million tons in March.Continue reading
After months of rising exports, that peaked in January 2020 at 5.4 million tons, US exports of LNG slipped to 4.7 million tons in February mainly on a steep drop in shipments to Korea.
The US exported 5.4 million tons of LNG in January 2020, up 99% from January 2019 on much higher volumes to traditional markets, plus shipments to new markets.Continue reading
ITP projects MEG trade volume for 2018 of 15.1 million tons, up 1% from 2017. This compares with an increase of 10% from 2016 to 2017. The trend in global trade volume generally indicates the trend in world demand.