Plastics Reclamation Plant Liquidation
Sortation, Grinding, Washing and Starlinger Equipment For Sale
Equipment sold individually
Bids accepted first come, first served basis.
Subject to prior sale.
All offers due by Nov. 7
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Contact David for additional information at 1-630-235-8171
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US PET imports up 11% through September, valued at $504.7 million
HOUSTON, November 7, 2016 (PCW) -- US imports of packaging grade prime PET totaled 502,621 metric tons through September, up 11% or by 51,449 mt from Jan-Sep 2015, the latest USA Trade Online data show.
The imports in the 2016 period were valued at $504.7 million.
Imports from Brazil surged by 544% to 51,954 mt in the first three quarters of 2016. Mexico was the top source at 178,107 mt in Jan-Sep 2016, up 26% or by 36,271 mt from the 2015 period.
Imports from Canada, subject to antidumping duties of about 13%, totaled 64,695 mt in the 2016 period, down 39% or by 40,793 mt from Jan-Sep 2015.
Total US packaging grade PET imports in 2015 were 593,318 mt valued at $695.5 million. -- Xavier A. Cronin