09 October 2013 13:29 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s exports of ethylene rose by 52% year on year to 86,600 tonnes in August, official data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) showed on Wednesday.
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 217,600 tonnes, up 14% from the same time a year earlier, according to METI.
Of the total, exports of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) increased by 18% year on year to 13,143 tonnes, while exports of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) were down by 42% to 16,625 tonnes, the data showed.
Meanwhile, Japan’s ethylene equivalent imports were down by 6.6% year on year to 54,100 tonnes in August, METI said.
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