October 26, 2018

South Korea's exports of most petrochemical products fell sharply in September

In October, industry data showed that the export volume of most petrochemical products in South Korea fell by double digits in September.

According to data from the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), South Korea's ethylene exports fell by 27.8% year-on-year in September to 7.0299 million tons, and propylene exports fell 27% year-on-year to 126,298 tons.

In September, South Korea’s p-xylene exports fell 27% year-on-year to 577.543 million tons, while refined terephthalic acid (PTA) exports fell 24.8% year-on-year to 144,116 tons.

In September, South Korean benzene exports fell by 15.1% year-on-year to 022,252 tons, and toluene exports fell by 33.2% year-on-year to 269.97 million tons.