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US 2015 plastic scrap exports, a $817 million business, down 0.5%

HOUSTON, February 10, 2016 (PCW) -- US plastic scrap exports in 2015 were down 0.5% from 2014, the latest USA Trade Online data show.

But for the largest "other" plastic scrap category, which includes resins mixed together or not in four major categories, exports were up last year by 46,500 metric tons or 6.1% to 8,082,000 MT. Exports in the four categories -- PE, PS, PVC abd PET -- were all lower in 2015.

Total 2015 plastic scrap exports were 2,058,000 MT, valued at $817.8 million, down from 2,183,000 MT in 2014, valued at $952.8 million. -- Xavier A. Cronin

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