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Italy, S Africa, Bangladesh among new PET scrap export markets in 2015

HOUSTON, March 3, 2016 (PCW) -- Six countries emerged last year as new markets for US exports of PET scrap, the most recent USA Trade Online data show.

Bangladesh, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, Jamaica and South Africa all received PET scrap exports last year following none in 2014.

All US PET scrap exports in 2015 totaled 275,205 metric tons, down 25% from 2014, mostly due to a 40% drop in exports to China, the major export destination by volume. The scrap includes bales, post industrial preforms and other forms.

The six countries and 2015 export volumes in MT are:

--Xavier A. Cronin

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