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Brazil's plastics trade deficit was $1.65 billion in January-August

10:43 AM MDT | October 2, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Brazil had a $1.65-billion trade deficit in plastic products during the eight months ended August 2013, according to the latest figures released by Abiplast (São Paulo), the country's plastic industry association. The country imported $2.56 billion of plastics in the reported period, compared with exports valued at $914.7 million. Year-on-year (YOY) changes show an increase of 8.21% in plastic imports with exports only growing by 0.08%. Imports rose in volume terms to 484,000 m.t. in the period between January and August, 5.74% higher than in the same...

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