US August LLDPE exports fell 16% year on year

13 October 2011 20:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) exports fell by 16% year on year in August 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.

Exports of LLDPE in August 2011 totalled 53,310 tonnes, down from 63,391 tonnes in August 2010.

Top destinations for US LLDPE included Mexico (18,239 tonnes), Canada (5,372 tonnes) and China (4,865 tonnes). 

US low-density polyethylene (LDPE) exports rose by 16% year on year in August, climbing to 64,553 tonnes in 2011 from 55,754 tonnes in 2010, according to the ITC.

More than half of the LDPE exported from the US was purchased by Canada (13,595), Mexico (11,652) and China, which nearly quadrupled its purchases from 3,203 tonnes in 2010 to 12,182 tonnes in 2011.

US high-density polyethylene (HDPE) exports fell by 12% year on year in August, to 143,308 tonnes from 163,051 tonnes in August 2010.

Mexico (50,633), Canada (29,669) and Brazil (8,183) were the largest importers of US HDPE material.

US Exports in tonnes

August '10

August '11

% chg

YTD'10

YTD '11

%chg

HDPE

163,051

143,308

-12%

1,193,961

1,130,876

-5%

LDPE

55,754

64,553

16%

450,605

411,533

-9%

LLDPE

63,391

53,310

-16%

475,741

377,519

-21%

 

 

 

Source: US ITC

 

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