US June styrene exports fall 10%, imports fall 1% year on year

12 August 2011 19:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US June styrene monomer (SM) exports and imports fell compared with the same time last year, according to data obtained on Friday from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

June styrene exports were at 99,086 tonnes, down by 10% from 109,809 tonnes in June 2010. June 2011 exports, however, were up by 14% from 86,843 tonnes in May.

The top three destinations for US styrene in June were Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

US styrene imports in June were at 48,212 tonnes, down by 1% from 48,793 tonnes a year earlier.

The June imports were down by 17% from 58,044 tonnes in May.

The sole exporter of styrene to the US in June was Canada.

Shell Canada has a 450,000 tonne/year styrene plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, while INEOS Styrenics has a 455,000 tonne/year styrene plant in Sarnia, Ontario.

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By: Brian Balboa
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