US PE exports rise on strong demand from China

19 April 2007 15:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density PE (HDPE) exports in the first two months of 2007 rose 84.4% and 73.3% respectively over the same period in 2006, according to the latest data from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

 

Heavy demand from China supported the rise in exports, the ITC said.

 

LLDPE exports to China rose to 29,747 tonnes in January-February 2007, against 3,849 tonnes exported during the same period in 2006, while HDPE exports to China rose to 41,748 tonnes in January-February 2007 against 3,809 tonnes during the same period in 2006, the ITC said.

 

Total US LLDPE exports were 109,414 tonnes in the first two months of 2007, 84.4% higher than the 59,344 tonnes of the same period in the previous year, while total US HDPE exports were 244,518 tonnes in January-February 2007, 73.3% higher than the 141,057 tonnes of the first two months of 2006.

 

Other key importers of US LLDPE in the first two months of 2007 were Mexico, with 35,299 tonnes, and Canada, with 9,395 tonnes.

 

For HDPE, Mexico imported 72,122 tonnes and Canada 39,719 tonnes over the same period, the ITC said.

 


By: Ron Coifman
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