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
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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)