Recycling export report: plastic (April 2018)

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Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively small ivolume 

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Exports of scrap polymers of ethylene from the UK worldwide increased in April to 29,500 tonnes, up from 24,767 tonnes in March. However, it dropped from the April 2017 export figure of 40,308 tonnes.  

Malaysia was the key buyer in April with 12,171 tonnes, up from 6,333 tonnes in March. This was better than a year ago when just 5,812 tonnes was purchased.  

Europe as a whole was the next best buyer with 5,155, down from 5,428 tonnes in March. Poland was the best destination with 2,556 tonnes, followed by the Netherlands (1,273 tonnes).  

Vietnam purchased 4,084 tonnes in April, up from 4,026 tonnes in March and 2,091 tonnes in February. It is also up from April 2017 when just 1,722 was bought

PE key destinations (391510)

wdt_ID Date China Malaysia Vietnam EU total
1 01/12/2017 1,593,325 8,154,599 5,185,643 2,356,480
2 01/11/2017 1,340,655 11,929,056 8,441,914 5,064,111
3 01/10/2017 3,937,218 8,448,893 9,224,031 6,378,656
4 01/09/2017 6,735,842 8,836,402 6,965,057 6,021,468
5 01/08/2017 12,986,863 8,042,469 4,297,452 6,436,902
6 01/07/2017 14,879,464 6,984,245 2,828,813 1,917,806
7 01/06/2017 13,836,510 5,912,876 3,276,369 6,344,826
8 01/05/2017 10,244,233 6,634,566 2,371,000 5,126,138
9 01/04/2017 16,314,413 5,812,466 1,722,387 3,563,463
10 01/03/2017 20,367,409 2,720,115 1,448,964 4,328,398

 

UK PE exports 2018

UK PE exports 2017

UK PE exports 2016

UK PE exports 2015

UK PE exports 2014

UK PE exports 2013

UK PE exports 2012

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