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Turkey’s H1 imports of Iranian PS surge 58% on year

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 02/08/2016 (16:18)
Iranian PS cargos provided a competitive edge for converters in Turkey at attractive price levels in the recent months. The prominence of this origin found a reflection in June import statistics as well, according to ChemOrbis Import Statistics data.

During the first half of 2016, Turkey imported 9106 tons of Iranian PS, up 58% with respect to the first 6 months of 2015 when 3807 tons of polystyrene were imported from the country.

Turkey’s overall PS imports from Iran soared by 165% in June this year and neared 3000 tons compared to May figures. On a year over year basis, imports of Iranian PS posted a steep hike of 114% in June.

For PS, overall imports including GPPS and HIPS recorded a gain of 2% on a yearly basis in the first six months of 2016. Turkey imported 22,104 tons of PS in June, up about 5.8% on the month while also up 15.8% on the year.
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