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PVC scrap exports, valued at $72 mil in 2016, up 2% in February
HOUSTON, April 12, 2017 (PCW) -- US exports of PVC scrap totaled 18,388 metric tons in February, up 345 mt, or 2%, from February 2016, the latest USA Trade Online data show.
Exports to Hong Kong were 6,199 mt in February, up 1,204 mt or 24% from a year earlier. February exports to China totaled 8,387 mt, down 345 mt from February 2016. China and Hong Kong accounted for 79% of February 2017 exports.
PVC scrap exports to Mexico in February fell to 578 mt from 781 mt in February 2016.
Full year 2016 PVC exports totaled 236,188 mt valued at $72.2 million. -- Xavier A. Cronin