Exports edge up in February
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
The volume of plastic scrap exported in February 2013, at 373.76 million pounds, was up 2.0 percent from its January 2013 figure. When matched against its February 2012 position, the volume of exports was down slightly by 0.4 percent.
The weighted price of recovered plastic exports in February, at 20.14 cents per pound, was up 5.3 percent from its January 2013 standing. When compared to its year-over-year (YOY) level, the price was up, as well, by 2.2 percent.
Through February, at 740.32 million pounds, the volume of recovered plastics exported was up 2.5 percent from its 2012 year-to-date (YTD) figure. At 19.64 cents per pound, however, the average price through February was down sharply 8.1 percent from its 2012 YTD standing.