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Plastic scrap imports, valued at $212 mil in 2015, up 9% through July
HOUSTON, September 27, 2016 (PCW) -- US imports of plastic scrap totaled 245,601 metric tons through July, up 9% or by 20,060 mt from January-July 2015, the latest USA Trade Online data show.
This includes scrap separated into five categories -- PE, PS, PVC, PET and other. For all 2015 these imports totaled 393,393 mt valued at $212 million.
Imports of PET scrap surged in July to 11,900 mt, up 53% or by 4,124 mt from July 2015. -- Xavier A. Cronin