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April polymer imports to EU28 down on month, year

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 26/07/2019 (11:14)
According to ChemOrbis StatsWizard, total polymer imports in the EU28 witnessed gradual decreases since the beginning of the year. They posted a decrease of 6.4% in the first four months of 2019.

On a monthly basis, they fell by 0.7% to around 1,185,000 tons in April, while they were down by 12% from the same month of 2018.


In a product-based breakdown, total PP imports retreated marginally in April when compared to the previous month to 1,327,000 tons. They were also down by 8.7% when compared to the same month of 2018.


In April, total PE imports in the EU28 dropped by 0.7% on the month to 1,122,000 tons while they were down by 13.6% on the year.


Total PVC imports to the EU28 decreased by 2.7% on the month in April to around 906,000 tons. They were also down by 10.5% from the same month of 2018.


April PS imports posted minor changes on the month to reach 1,442,000 tons while they were significantly down by 18.7% from April 2018.


Total PET imports were slightly down by 0.5% on the month and 5% on the year to 1,164,000 tons in April.


ABS imports to the EU28 dropped marginally on the month to be reported at 1,861,000 tons while they fell significantly by 16.5% from the same period of last year.
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