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Mexico and Canada remain the US plastics industry’s largest export markets. Although the US plastics industry had a $13.7 billion deficit with China, resin exports recorded a $2.5 billion trade surplus.
Widespread damage and ongoing Louisiana power outages in the wake of Hurricane Laura kept some polyethylene and polypropylene producing plants from restarting. The production shortfall has become more evident and the supply/demand imbalance more...
Prices for both PE and PP resins were already on the rise before Hurricane Laura and then jumped in chunks over the past several weeks. Meanwhile, more storms are forming in the Atlantic, with at least one targeting the Gulf Coast.