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US PE scrap exports steady in January-April; 44% went to China

HOUSTON, June 23, 2106 (PCW) -- US exports of scrap PE, valued at $289.7 million in 2015, totaled 221,396 metric tons in January-April, down by 470 mt or 0.2% from the year-ago period, the latest USA Trade Online data show.

PE is one of five plastic scrap categories tracked by USA Trade Online, a unit of the US Census Bureau.

China was the largest destination of these exports in the first four months of 2016 at 97,440 mt, or 44% of the total.

Total PE scrap exports in 2015 were 738,216 mt, down from 771,955 mt valued at $352.2 million in 2014. -- Xavier A. Cronin

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