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.

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