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US prime PET exports down 39.5% in January on less to China
HOUSTON, March 15, 2016 (PCW) -- US exports of prime PET were down 39.5% in January from January 2015, the latest USA Trade Online data show. January exports were 15,802 metric tons, down from 26,135 MT a year earlier.
A main reason for the drop was a 66% decrease in exports to China: 2,167 MT in January compared to 6,402 MT in January 2015.
US prime PET exports in 2015 totaled 247,546 MT valued at $435.9 million. US prime PET imports in 2015 totaled 593,424 MT valued at $695.5 million. Xavier A. Cronin