11 February 2009 22:31 [Source: ICIS news]
However, December butac exports totalled 4,728 tonnes, a sharp 28% drop from 6,627 tonnes in December 2007, according to ITC data.
Butac's major downstream application is in the paints and coatings sector, which has been hit hard by the downturn in the ?xml:namespace>
December’s export sales were hurt by the domestic housing and automotive slumps because foreign buyers of
December 2008 butac exports rose 22% from the 3,870 tonnes sent out during November, according to the ITC.
US Gulf coast export FOB (free on board) prices were $1,323-1,588/tonne (€1,032-1,239/tonne) over the past month, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
($1 = €0.78)
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