Weaker dollar boosts 2009 resin exports; U.S. demand is weak

03/18/2010 | PlasticsNews.com

Driven by the weak dollar and cheaper feedstock costs, the yearly growth in export sales of high-density and linear low-density polyethylene rose 32% for HDPE and 24% for LLDPE. However, domestic sales were down modestly, according to figures released by the American Chemistry Council. Meanwhile, polypropylene and PVC also rose in exports, but overall figures for 2009 were still down because of significant domestic losses.

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