10 November 2010 23:29 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US September exports of acrylonitrile (ACN) rose 89% year on year, according to data from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
Exports in September were at 54,928 tonnes, up from 29,016 tonnes in September, 2009.
The biggest year-on-year increase came from exports to South Korea, China, India, Peru and Turkey. Exports to those countries rose to 45,171 tonnes from 10,108 tonnes.
The biggest drop in year-on-year exports came from Mexico, which fell to 2,886 tonnes in September from 11,060 tonnes the same month last year.
Month-on-month, exports for September fell from 56,324 tonnes in August, a drop of 2.5%.
Major US producers of ACN are Ascend Performance Materials, Cytec Industries and INEOS.
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