US styrene exports and imports come down in February

12 April 2011 20:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US styrene monomer exports and imports in February were down compared with the same month a year earlier, according to data released on Tuesday from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

The decline in exports and imports was driven mostly by weaker demand.

February styrene exports were at 72,982 tonnes, down 12% from 82,466 tonnes in February 2010.

February exports were also by 54% from 157,066 tonnes in January.

The top three destinations for US styrene in January were Mexico, South Korea and Columbia.

Styrene imports in February were at 52,274 tonnes, down slightly compared with 53,443 tonnes in February 2010.

February imports were also down 5.6% from 55,377 tonnes in January.

The sole importer of styrene to the US was Canada.

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By: Brian Balboa
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