12 December 2007 22:29 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US acrylate esters imports in October totalled 29.7m lb (13,472 tonnes), a 44% increase from 16.5m lb a year earlier, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday.
October imports were also up by 46% compared with 16.2m lb in September, ITC data showed.
Acrylate esters imports in the year through October were at nearly 200m lb, but down 4% from the 207m lb one year ago.
A swap between a domestic producer and an importer late in 2006 may be the reason for the big change this year, a seller said.
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US acrylate esters prices in December were assessed at $1.07-1.17/lb, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
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