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Import/Export Statistics , USA , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , China , PE

China boosts polymer imports from US again despite shrinking overall imports in 2022
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, China’s polymer imports from the US hit an all-time high of around 1.5 million tons in 2020. This was followed by a slump of %40 in 2021 while this year’s January-October statistics suggest that polymer imports from the US almost caught the previous year’s full data...

Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore

Asian PVC prices cautiously rebound from more than 2-year lows
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Prices in Asian markets have seen rebounds after a seven-month bear run, but worries about the global economy, especially over protests in several Chinese cities against Beijing’s strict zero-COVID policies, could still keep any price rise in check...

Asia Pacific , Europe , Freight , China , Northwest Europe , USA

Freight rates near pre-Covid levels as pace of normalization accelerates
by Başak Ceylan
As spot freight rates near pre-pandemic levels, shipping industry has shifted its near-term outlook and started preparing for a ‘new phase’ in container shipping. Shippers are reported to have been busy renegotiating their long-term contracts and announcing more blank sailings amid efforts to balance supply with reduced demand...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PE , PP , Italy

Bleak outlook for Q1 keeps European PP, PE buyers sidelined
by Manolya Tufan
The bleak outlook comes as Europe’s polyolefin markets offer no glimmer of hope amid economic downturn and high energy costs despite vigorous efforts to rebalance supply levels. Meanwhile, a potential influx of import cargoes weighs on the Q1 outlook as overseas cargoes are expected to be calling at European ports early next year...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Price , Turkey , PE , PP Homo , PP , SPVC

PLAST EURASIA 2022: Eyes on Russian and US supplies with demand woes in focus
by Merve Madakbaşı
Global plastics players gathered at the 31st edition of Plast Eurasia Istanbul, which started on November 23, 2022. The recession in Europe, muted derivative markets, the flow of US and Russian materials heading to the year's end, and the cautious recovery in China’s import polymer markets have been the hot topics on the table so far...

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