10 November 2010 23:58 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene glycol (EG) imports rose to 120,425 tonnes in September, up 86% from 64,732 tonnes in September 2009, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Wednesday.
Canada and Saudi Arabia accounted for nearly all US EG imports for September.
New production facilities in Saudi Arabia moved on line in 2009, helping to boost Saudi Arabian imports to the US to more than 299,000 tonnes through September of this year.
Year over year, EG imports from January through September increased by 60% over the same period in 2009.
Exports of EG fell to 24,998 tonnes in September, down 40% from the September 2009 figure of 41,600 tonnes.
US EG suppliers include Equistar, Huntsman, MEGlobal, Old World, SABIC and Shell.
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