PE sellers play on buyers' low stocks

Lin, Chow Bee; Brice, Andy
December 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;12/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 46, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that China's polyethylene (PE) importers are expected to return to the market to replenish depleted stocks. Importers in China and many parts of Asia bought significantly less material for October and November 2006 shipment because of high prices, and they will need December cargoes to top up their inventories. China imported more than 400, 000 tonnes of PE in September and around 348,000 tonnes in October 2005.


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