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US prime PET exports down 13% in January-April 2016 from year earlier
HOUSTON, June 16, 2016 (PCW) -- US exports of prime PET, valued at $436.1 million in 2015, totaled 79,969 metric tons in January-April, down by 12,376 metric tons ,or 13%, from the year-earlier period, the latest USA Trade Online data show.
Prime PET was exported from the US to 50 countries in the first four months of the year.
Exports to Canada, the top-volume destination, were 20,823 mt in the 2016 period, down 2%, while exports to Mexico totaled 16,350 mt, up 10%. Exports to The Netherlands at 14,515 mt in the 2016 period were up 8%, while China received 10,737 mt, down 34% from the year-ago period. -- Xavier A. Cronin