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US 2015 PET scrap exports surged to Taiwan, Turkey, Singapore, India

HOUSTON, February 29, 2016 (PCW) -- US exports of PET scrap in 2015, although down 25% in total from 2014, surged in several countries, the latest USA Trade Online data show.

PET scrap exports last year to Taiwan totaled 11,656 metric tons, up 39% from 2014. Other 2015 totals:

PET scrap exports to China, the largest destination by volume in 2014, were down 40% in 2015 at 143,236 MT.

PET scrap is one of five plastic scrap categories tracked by USA Trade Online, a unit of the US Census Bureau. The value of all US plastic scrap exports last year was $817.8 million, down from $952.8 million in 2014. -- Xavier A. Cronin

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