02 October 2012 12:56 [Source: ICIS news]
This is a 5% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to the ministry.
The country’s ethylene-equivalent exports – which include ethylene contained in derivative products – was 191,000 tonnes in August, a 34% increase from July and a 3.8% decrease from August 2011, the data showed.
Among the exported ethylene derivatives, exports of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) increased by 87% month on month to 28,426 tonnes in August, and doubled year on year, based on the data.
Exports of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) rose by 35% to 57,554 tonnes in August from the previous month, but decreased by 30% from the year earlier, according to METI.
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