US Dec imports of refined glycerine down 47% vs Nov

10 February 2010 22:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US imports of refined glycerine in December were 4,887 tonnes, down 47% from 9,294 tonnes in November, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday.

December imports were down 17% from 5,910 tonnes in December 2008.

For all of 2009, US imports of refined glycerine were down 32% to 73,057 tonnes.

Malaysia was the top supplier for all of 2009 with 43,104 tonnes or 59% of the total, despite a 23% drop in shipments compared with 2008.

Indonesia was ranked second for 2009 with 13,425 tonnes, down 16% from 2008.

Major US glycerine buyers include Carpenter, Colgate-Palmolive and Bayer.

For more on glycerine visit ICIS chemical intelligence
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect


By: Stephen Burns
+1 713 525 2653



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly