11 February 2011 23:06 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US 2010 acrylic acid imports rose 848% from 2009, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
Acrylic acid imports totalled nearly 53,234 tonnes in 2010 versus only 5,618 tonnes in 2009, rising sharply on increased demand and tight US supply that had not yet recovered from a spate of outages and operational problems throughout most of 2010.
Conversely, acrylic acid exports declined by 25%, falling to 30,877 tonnes in 2010 from 41,213 tonnes in 2009.
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US glacial acrylic acid prices for January were 130-135 cents/lb ($2,866-2,976/tonne, €2,121-2,202/tonne), as assessed by ICIS. ?xml:namespace>
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