US MA exports in July rise 27% year on year
09 September 2010 22:54 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>US maleic anhydride (MA) exports in July totalled 6,762 tonnes, rising by 27% from 5,314 tonnes in the same month of 2009, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Thursday.
Despite the sharp increase, MA exports in July fell by 7.5% compared with 7,313 tonnes exported in June, government data showed.
MA exports in January-July totalled 42,689 tonnes, nearly twice the 21,501 tonnes shipped in the same months last year, ITC said.
The surge in MA exports is due to a jump in exports to Canada, Europe and South America.
US MA producers include Huntsman, Lanxess, Marathon and Flint Hills Resources.
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