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China’s total PE imports hit record high in Jan-Feb, contributing to supply length

ChemOrbis Import Statistics suggest that China’s cumulative PE imports in the first two months of 2019 posted an annual increase of 23% to reach around 2.5 million tons, the highest figure in the statistics dating back to 2001. This added to the ongoing supply length inside the country...

  • 03.04.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s February polymer imports decline on month

Overall February imports fell 22.7% when compared to January...

  • 01.04.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s total polymer imports down on month, year in February

Imports of EPS, ABS and LLDPE recorded the most visible monthly drops…

  • 29.03.2019

PE and PVC imports from US flooding Europe

Statistics reveal a remarkable jump in PE and PVC imports from the US to Europe in 2018. Given the new capacities coming online in the US and the changing trade routes, US cargoes are highly likely to continue finding their way to Europe in 2019 to an increasing degree, suggesting an additional pressure on Europe’s local pricing...

  • 22.03.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s Jan polymer imports climb almost 26% on month

Import volumes shrank by 16% when compared to January 2018, meanwhile...

  • 01.03.2019

LATEST NEWS: Italy’s Nov polymer imports down marginally on year

The overall polymer imports of Italy were down to 438,880 tons…

  • 19.02.2019

Growth in Turkey’s polymer imports faltered in 2018

The overall polymer imports of Turkey shrank by 6.5% in 2018 when compared to the record-high imports of the previous year. This slump was highly expected given the rapid depreciation of the lira against the US dollar, particularly in the second half of the year...

  • 06.02.2019

China sees dramatic drop in scrap plastic imports during 2018

Imports dived by 99% in 2018 when compared with 2017…

  • 31.01.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s Dec polymer imports down by around 17% on year

Iran was not in the list of top 5 suppliers this time…

  • 31.01.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s polymer imports up 2% on month, down 9% on year in Nov

According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s total polymer imports gained 2% in November on a monthly basis to around 343,000 tons. However, they were down by 9% on a yearly basis...

  • 02.01.2019

China’s trade surplus with US hits record high even as Nov exports, imports shrink

Trade figures were lower than expected despite an almost $35.6 billion trade surplus with the US…

  • 10.12.2018

US becomes net exporter of oil for first time in 75 years

The US exported more oil than it shipped in for the first time in decades last week…

  • 07.12.2018

Stronger USD has limited impact on Turkey’s polymer imports in Jan-Oct

Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics reveal that Turkey’s cumulative polymer imports in the first ten months of 2018 reached around four million tons. The currency effect lingered on in October, yet it has had a limited impact on the overall import figures as data indicate...

  • 03.12.2018

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s October polymer imports shrink 37% on year

Volumes edged up for most products when compared to September, however…

  • 30.11.2018

India's plastics exports to China, Vietnam spike more than 70%

Total plastics exports were up by $1.11 billion in H1 of India’s fiscal year compared with a year ago period…

  • 16.11.2018

China’s exports, imports beat expectations in October

The country’s total import and export value reached $400.5 billion…

  • 08.11.2018

US PE offers competitive edge in Turkey

Players reported receiving aggressive LDPE and LLDPE prices...

  • 02.11.2018

Turkey’s polymer imports from Iran sink to multi-year low in Sept

The figure indicated the lowest monthly amount since January 2015...

  • 01.11.2018

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s Sept polymer imports down 30% on year

The cumulative imports in January-September hit multi-year lows for HDPE and PS…

  • 31.10.2018

Iran’s petrochemical exports increase in H1

The country’s petrochemical exports were up by 14.74% on an annual basis during the first half of the year…

  • 16.10.2018

China's exports top expectations, surplus with US at highest in Sept

The country posted a double-digit growth and produced a record trade surplus with the US despite tariffs…

  • 12.10.2018

Exports of Turkey's Gaziantep rise in September

Figures for the city’s exports show a 16.1% jump…

  • 04.10.2018

Turkey’s imports of US PVC continue to plummet in August

The country’s imports of American cargos dipped to below 1000 tons...

  • 01.10.2018

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s August polymer imports down almost 35% on year

Imports of PP copolymer, PVC, LLDPE, HDPE, PS and ABS plunged more than 30% on a yearly basis...

  • 28.09.2018

Italy’s total polymer imports up 6% in H1 2018 y-o-y

According to the data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Italy’s total polymer imports for the first half of 2018 reached...

  • 24.09.2018

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