Vietnam Among the World’s Top Ten Importers of Polypropylene and Other Polymers

Based on April 2013 YTD data, Vietnam ranked among the world’s top ten importers of polypropylene, ABS, general purpose polystyrene, PET and EVA.

Vietnam was a particularly large importer of polypropylene homopolymer, with volume in 2012 of 287,000 tons. ┬áSaudi Arabia was the top polypropylene supplier, followed by South Korea and India. Vietnam’s polypropylene imports have trended strongly higher in the first five months of 2013, volumes May YTD up 98% from the same period in the prior year.