Plastic exports dipped in November

Plastic exports dipped in November

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

The volume of plastic scrap exported in November, at 367.74 million pounds, dropped by 8.4 percent from its November figure. When matched against its November 2011 position, however, the volume of exports was up by 1.4 percent.

The weighted price of recovered plastic exports in November, at 20.3 cents per pound, was essentially flat, up just 0.6 percent from its October 2012 standing. And when compared to its year-over-year (YOY) level the price was down by 8.3 percent.

Through November, at 4.06 billion pounds, the volume of recovered plastics exported was down 6.5 percent through the same period in 2011. At 21.20 cents per pound, the average price through November 2012 was down, as well, by 10.8 percent from its 2011 year-to-date (YTD) standing.

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