13 January 2009 20:09 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US exports of butyl acetate (butac) dropped 21% to 3,870 tonnes in November from the same month in 2007, according to data the US International Trade Commission (ITC) released on Tuesday.
November butac exports fell by 24% from October, the ITC said.
US butac exports rose 7% in the first 11 months of 2008, totalling 59,685 tonnes, compared with 55,637 tonnes in the same period of 2007.
It was virtually identical to the tonnage those countries exported from the
US Gulf coast export prices for butac ranged from 76-85 cents/lb ($1,675-1,874/tonne, €1,256-1,406/tonne) over the past month, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
($1 = €0.75)
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