Recycling export report: plastics (May 2019)

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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 recycled PE materials were relatively stable in May, compared to April.

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A total of 26,962 tonnes was exported down a touch from 27,712 tonnes in April.

EU countries were the largest importer taking a total of 8,946 tonnes up from 8,604 tonnes the month before. Poland was top in May with 3,111 tonnes, increasing its purchases on April’s 2,726 tonnes. Next best in Europe was Spain with 2,449 tonnes, up from April’s 1,832 tonnes.

Turkey was just behind the EU with 8,347 tonnes in May, up a touch on 8,096 tonnes a month earlier.

Hong Kong was next best with 3,171 tonnes down a little in May from April’s 3,299 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



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