Japan's ethylene exports up 57% in July

06 September 2013 14:05  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s ethylene exports rose 57% year on year in July to 67,544 tonnes, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Friday.

The country's ethylene equivalent exports - which is the total for exported ethylene and the amount of ethylene contained in exported derivative products - stood at 193,600 tonnes in July, a 35% increase from the same time a year earlier, according to the ministry.

Within the total, exports of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) increased by 21% year on year to 13,390 tonnes, while exports of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fell by 24% to 11,627 tonnes.

Exports of ethylene glycol (EG) were up 74% at 14,330 tonnes and exports of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) up 56% at 33,955 tonnes.

Japan’s ethylene equivalent imports in July were up 4.2% at 59,900 tonnes, METI said.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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