11 December 2008 17:57 [Source: ICIS news]
But October etac exports sank more than 21% from 5,776 tonnes in September, the ITC said. Belgium, Mexico and Spain were the top three export destinations, accounting for 3,629 tonnes, or almost 80% of total shipments.
US etac exports increased by solid double-digits in the first 10 months, totalling 55,882 tonnes, up 28% from 43,743 tonnes in the same period of 2007.
US Gulf coast export prices have ranged from 58-69 cents/lb ($1,279-1,521/tonne or €985-1,171/tonne) during the past month, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
Major US etac producers include Celanese, Eastman and Solutia, whose material is marketed by BP.
($1 = €0.77)
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