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US PET exports up 11% in March; Canada is top destination
HOUSTON, May 11, 2016 (PCW) -- US exports of prime PET in March totaled 23,955 mt, up 11% from March 2015, the latest USA Trade Online data show. But for the first three months of 2016, these exports totaled 59,062 mt, down 11% from Q1 2015.
Canada received the largest share of US prime PET exports in March 2016 at 5,942 mt, followed by Mexico, 5,282 mt, China, 3,693 mt, and the Netherlands, 3,425 mt.
In all of 2015, US PET exports totaled 247,546 mt, valued at $435.9 million.
US prime PET imports in 2015 totaled 593,424 mt, valued at $695.6 million. -- Xavier A. Cronin