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Recycling export report: plastic (June 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 of ethylene from the UK worldwide slightly increased in June to 39,996 tonnes, up from the 39,689 tonnes in May. It is also better than the June 2017 figure of 39,197 tonnes.  

Similar to May, Malaysia remained the key buyer in June, purchasing 9,972 tonnes. However, this is down on May when it bought 10,406 tonnes.  

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The UK exported 4,183 tonnes to China in June, making it the most the country has bought this year so far. However, this is a big decline form a year ago when it bought 13,836 tonnes.  

Europe as a whole was the second-best buyer this month, as it imported 6,007 tonnes from the UK. Although, this is a slight decrease from May when it bought 6,572 tonnes. Poland remained the best destination with 2,678 tonnes.  

Vietnam saw the lowest number it imported from the UK in June at 1,677 tonnes, down from 4,289 in May. It is also down from June 2017 when it bought 3,276 tonnes.

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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