04 April 2013 23:47 [Source: ICIS news]
Exports of plastics products in January and February were down by 7.3% year on year to $195m, while imports rose in the same period by 11.5% to $606m, Abiplast said.
South American trading block Mercosur accounted for 38% of
Latin American countries outside of Mercosur imported 21% of total exports, while the EU and the
According to the association, 34% of imports originated from Asia, 22% from the EU, 16% from the
Exports to the EU and the
Abiplast represents more than 11,500 plastic manufacturing companies in
The association has repeatedly called for governmental measures to help boost the competitiveness of the sector and address the growing trade deficit, which reached $2.25bn in 2012, up by 20% compared to 2011.
($1 = €0.78)
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