Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively small in volume
Exports fell in August for this commodity code to 16,127 tonnes from 19,576 tonnes in July.
This made it the worst month since September 2020 when 16,019 tonnes was exported.
The EU as a whole bought almost all of this with 14,387 tonnes, down from July’s 18,132 tonnes.
Most went to Netherlands’ ports with 5,560 tonnes, little changed from 5,643 tonnes in July.
Spain was next with 1,943 tonnes, down from 4,385 tonnes in the preceding month.
Germany wasn’t far behind with 1,794 tonnes in August, compared to July’s 1,406 tonnes.
No other destination took more than 1,000 tonnes in August.
PE key destinations (391510)
Full historic export data