14 October 2010 01:01 [Source: ICIS news]
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The increase came as chemical imports in the year over year period rose by 30.4% to $24.3bn, led by a stronger domestic demand and favourable currency exchange rates, Abiquim said.
Exports grew by 29.4% to $9.6bn year over year, lifted by shipments of thermoplastic resins ($1.3bn) and basic petrochemicals ($716.7m).
Abiquim said chemical imports, by volume, rose by 31.8% in January-September to 20m tonnes.
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