Recycling export report: plastic (July 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 in volume 

Exports of scrap polymers from the UK globally decreased in July to 34,386 tonnes, down from June’s figure of 39,996 tonnes. This is also down on the July 2017 figure of 39,517 tonnes.

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Similar to June, Malaysia remained the key buyer, purchasing 6,556 tonnes. However, this is a sharp decrease on June when it imported 9,972 tonnes from the UK.

China’s import of this material fell dramatically this month, buying only 972 tonnes, down on last month when it purchased 4,183 tonnes. This is also a big decline on July 2017 when 14,879 tonnes was imported.

Europe as a whole was the second-best buyer, importing 6,086 tonnes, up slightly from 6,007 tonnes in June. Poland remained the best destination importing 2759 tonnes.

Vietnam increased from 1,677 tonnes in June to 2,333 tonnes in July.

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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