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Turkey’s H1 imports up only marginally, still at a record

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 01/08/2017 (16:20)
According to the data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported 2,385,000 tons of polymers during the first 6 months of 2017, up only marginally by 0.7% from the same period of 2016. The cumulative imports still indicate a record high in H1 this year since ChemOrbis began keeping records in 2000.

Although the imports of PVC, LDPE, LLDPE, PET and ABS posted yearly increases in the January-June period, the contraction in the imports of PP, HDPE and PS counterbalanced the increase of other products and resulted in only a small increase in overall imports, the data revealed.

Turkey’s PVC imports were up by 5% in the first half of 2017 to 344,000 tons, while LLDPE and LDPE imports rose by 8.5% and 14% to 204,000 tons and 152,000 tons, respectively, year over year. ABS imports also rose by 11% to 10,000 tons in H1.

HDPE imports, however, were down by 14% to 318,000 tons during H1. The imports of PS decreased by 10.5% to 123,000 tons. PET imports, meanwhile, jumped 69% to 122,000 tons to hit a record high.

During the first 6 months of the year, imports for homo-PP were mostly unchanged when compared to the same period of last year at 797,000 tons. PP copolymer, however, imports posted a larger drop of 7.8% to stand at 141,000 tons from the same period of last year.

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