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Stats: China’s July PE imports increase after 3 months of declines

by Pınar Polat - ppolat@chemorbis.com
  • 01/09/2021 (03:11)
According to data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics, China’s total PE imports increased 8.5% on a month over month comparison in July to reach more than 1,1 million tons after steadily retreating throughout Q2.

When compared to the same month of 2020, on the other hand, total PE imports fell by around 32%.

PE – Imports – China

China’s total HDPE imports in July were up by 6.5% from last month to be reported at 528,858 tons, indicating the highest volume since May 2021, ChemOrbis data show.

The United Arab Emirates dethroned Iran and became the top HDPE supplier of China in July with 108,372 tons. This volume was up by around 34.5% from the previous month.

Recording the highest monthly increase in July, LLDPE imports gained nearly 13% to reach 371,984 tons, with Singapore being the top supplier with 78,804 tons.

As for LDPE, imports posted a monthly increase of around 7% at 226,137 tons while Iran remained the country’s main supplier with 59,021 tons.

Both LDPE and LLDPE imports in July marked the highest volume since April 2021, meanwhile, ChemOrbis data also show.

Cumulative PE imports in Jan-Jul down from last year

Looking at the country’s cumulative PE imports in the January-July period of 2021, data indicate a significant drop of 16% on a yearly basis. China imported a total of 8,746,145 tons of PE in the first seven months of the year.
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