13 July 2010 19:58 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the 13 July story “US May ABS imports more than double year over year - ITC”, please read in the fourth paragraph … largest supplier of US ABS imports … instead of … largest supplier of US glycerine imports .... A corrected story follows.
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) imports for May were 12,896 tonnes, more than double the 6,367 tonnes brought in during the same month the year before, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Tuesday.
ABS imports were up 5% from 12,257 tonnes in April.
US ABS sales grew amid resurgent demand in the automotive market, while two of the major North American ABS producers - INEOS and BASF - underwent force majeure (FM) at their plants for the first six months of this year.
Mexico was the largest supplier of US ABS imports, shipping 5,009 tonnes in May. Taiwan, Korea and Japan sent a combined 6,752 tonnes.
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