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 of this grade were up slightly in September to 19,916 tonnes compared to August’s 19,269 tonnes. However, with the exception of January 2022, these were the two weakest months of the year so far.
In September, exports to the EU actually increased to 14,200 tonnes compared to 13,715 tonnes in August.
At 5,933 tonnes, the Netherlands was up from August’s 5,295 tonnes.
Belgium also bought more with 2,682 tonnes, up from 2,410 tonnes in the previous month.
Germany dropped a little to 1,644 tonnes compared to 1,784 tonnes in August.
Greece was up to 1,560 tonnes in September, from 1,240 tonnes in the month before.
Outside of the EU, only Turkey purchased more than 1,000 tonnes with 3,883 tonnes down from 4,436 tonnes in August.
PE key destinations (391510)
Full historic data is available on Recycling Insights