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Import/Export Statistics , China , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

Stats: China’s Q1 PE imports recover from a 4-year low
by Pınar Polat
Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics show that China’s cumulative PE imports in the first quarter of 2022 increased 7.3% from the previous one to reach around 3.5 million tons. Q4 2021 volume had indicated the lowest quarterly figure in the import statistics since the final quarter of 2017...

Economic&Financial , Price , Freight , China

Lockdowns and gridlocks: Gauging China’s uncertain road to supply chain recovery
by Başak Ceylan
Freight rates from China have slid upon lockdows in the past month. Will the impact of Shanghai lockdown on global supply chains last only for a short while, or will it stretch through the entire year and maybe even longer? Early indicators present a mixed bag of opinions amid rapidly evolving and increasingly complex set of challenges...

Economic&Financial , Europe , South Korea , SEA & India , Thailand , USA , Asia Pacific , Austria , China , America , Saudi Arabia , Italy

Global oil and petchem companies announce financial results for Q1
by Merve Madakbaşı
Oil and petrochemical producers have announced their financial outcomes for the first quarter of 2022. The companies in oil refining, petroleum and chemicals sectors appear to have enjoyed strong results, while petchem producers largely faced weaker results as war-driven oil price hikes coupled with higher utility and gas prices deteriorated earnings...

Europe , Northwest Europe , PET Bottle , R-PET , Price , Recycled Polymers , Italy

R-PET buyers switch to virgin material on inflated prices in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, more recycled buyers have been switching to virgin PET bottle due to soaring R-PET prices. The gap between the two products has widened to a great extent, although prices for both virgin PET bottle and R-PET Flakes posted 3-digit hikes in April...

Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , PE , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP

Competition heats up in SE Asia as aggressive offers for S. Korean PP, PE re-emerge
by Pınar Polat  and Esra Ersöz
Southeast Asia PP and PE markets have been steadily losing ground since late March. Aggressive offers from China and Russia were the main trigger behind this slump, while the competition is getting fierce as South Korea has also stepped up efforts to raise market share in Southeast Asia...

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