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Plastic scrap exports, worth $289-mil in 2015, down 7% through Nov
HOUSTON, January 12, 2017 (PCW) -- US exports of plastic scrap totaled 1,777,560 metric tons through November, down 137,492 mt, or 7%, from Jan-Nov 2015, the latest USA Trade Online data show.
Scrap PE exports totaled 652,411 mt through November, down 5% from the 2015 period; scrap PET exports were 221,317 mt, down 15%; and unsorted plastic scrap exports were 651,649 mt, down 15%.
The other two scrap categories saw a rise in exports through November: PVC at 220,317 mt and PS at 32,107 mt, up 15% and 44%, respectively. -- Xavier A. Cronin