Brazilian PE, PP and PS imports up by 17.13% in 2011

19 January 2012 17:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazilian imports of ethylene, propylene and styrene polymers increased by 17.13% in 2011 compared with 2010 figures, according to government data obtained on Thursday.

Brazil imported 1,251,767 tonnes of polymers in 2011, up 17.13% from 1,068,716 tonnes in 2010.

The imported resins amounted to nearly $2.221bn (€1.732bn), up by 34.35% over the nearly $1.652bn imported in 2010.

The median price in 2011 was $1,774.24/tonne ­– 14.79% higher compared with a median price of $1,545.66/tonne in 2010.

The report does not break down the figures by polymer.

$1 = €0.78

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