US February TDI exports decline 30% year on year - ITC

12 April 2011 20:26  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in February were 10,694 tonnes, a 30% drop from 15,310 tonnes in February 2010, and a 34% decline from 16,172 tonnes in the previous month, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Tuesday.

Through February, exports dropped by 9% to 26,866 tonnes, compared with 29,395 tonnes in the first two months last year, according to the ITC.

The decrease from 2010 to 2011 was due to smaller volumes shipped during the first two months to Canada, Colombia and Brazil, among others.

Top destinations for US TDI from January to February were Belgium (8,900 tonnes), Mexico (3,929 tonnes) and Canada (2,237 tonnes).

US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow.

For more on TDI visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Ron Coifman
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