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Turkey’s Jan PS imports from Iran spike year on year

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 28/02/2017 (14:49)
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported nearly 2,330 tons of polystyrene (PS) from Iran during January, 2017. The figure was up by 7% when compared to December, while it indicated a large increase of 75% year on year.

Iran was counted as the third top supplier of Turkey during the whole 2016 with more than 22,100 tons of PS exports, following the domestic producer, Aschem (67,960 tons) and Belgium (43,310 tons). Moreover, Iran’s market share in Turkey’s PS market was almost 9% during last year, up from a 3% recorded in the previous year.

Meanwhile, overall PS imports were up by 11% to 20.370 tons in January month over month, while they rose by 5% from the same month of 2016.
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