The U.S. Is The Global Leader of Acrylic Polymer Exports, with 653K Tonnes in 2014

Plastics And Synthetic Rubber In Primary Forms July 27, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

Despite a slight dip in exports, the U.S. continued to lead the way in the global acrylic polymer trade. In 2014, the U.S. exported 653 thousand tonnes of acrylic polymers totaling 2,050 million USD, 5% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was its nearest neighbor, Canada, where it supplied 26% of its total acrylic polymer exports in value terms, accounting for the lion's share of Canada's total imports (88%).

From 2007 to 2014, the U.S. was a net exporter of acrylic polymers. Over the period under review, exports consistently exceeded exports in value terms.

Japan and Belgium were also among the leaders in the acrylic polymer trade. However, the fastest growing exporters of acrylic polymers from 2007 to 2014 were China (+20% per year) and Singapore (+9% per year), while the share of the United Kingdom illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

In 2014, the U.S.'s top 5 trading partners were Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and Belgium with a combined share 63% of the U.S. exports. This data illustrates the positive dynamics of U.S. trade from 2007 to 2014.

Source: World: Acrylic Polymers (In Primary Forms) - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020