13 November 2009 21:14 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US imports of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) fell in September to 2,294 tonnes, a decrease of 62% from 6,014 tonnes during the same month a year ago, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Friday.
There were no shipments from the
September exports also slipped by 33% compared with the year-ago period.
MEK prices rose in August and September on feedstock pressure, but diminished demand and cheaper imports have recently pushed prices down again.
US MEK producers include Shell and ExxonMobil.
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