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China’s Jan-May total polymer imports hit a record of nearly two decades

China’s cumulative polymer imports during the first five months of 2019 rose 14% on year to more than 10 million to hit the highest in nearly two decades since Chemorbis started compiling the country’s import statistics in 2001...

  • 12.07.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s May polymer imports down on month, up on year

Overall May imports were down by 3.1% when compared to April...

  • 04.07.2019

Turkey’s May PE imports increase except for HDPE

Lackluster demand for pipe and film grades pulled import volumes down for HDPE...

  • 03.07.2019

May PP imports climb on month and year in Turkey

Top suppliers were unchanged for both homo-PP and PP block copolymer…

  • 03.07.2019

Turkey’s May PVC imports down 9% on year

Yet, imports of American PVC were the highest since March 2018…

  • 03.07.2019

Imports of PS, ABS rise in May, EPS slumps in Turkey

Imports of EPS plunged by 45% on year amid weak construction sector…

  • 03.07.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s total polymer imports up on month and year in May

The top three exporters were Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the USA...

  • 28.06.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s total polymer imports up on month and year in April

All figures posted increases from March, except for LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE...

  • 31.05.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s total polymer imports rise in April

April data indicate the highest monthly volume since 2001…

  • 27.05.2019

China’s Q1 polymer imports set a new record near 6 million tons

China’s cumulative polymer imports neared six million tons during the first quarter of 2019 and marked the highest quarterly total volume, according to ChemOrbis Import Statistics data dating back to 2001...

  • 06.05.2019

Turkey’s polymer imports indicate lowest Q1 volume since 2015

According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported 1.15 million tons of polymers in total during the first three months of 2019. The figure not only declined by 15% from the same quarter of last year, but also pointed to the lowest Q1 volume in 4 years...

  • 03.05.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s total polymer imports jump in March

March data indicate the highest monthly volume since 2001...

  • 02.05.2019

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

The largest yearly declines were recorded by EPS, PET, ABS and PVC...

  • 30.04.2019

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

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