08 September 2011 22:26 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetic acid exports dropped 14% year on year to 67,329 tonnes in July from 78,538 tonnes in July 2010, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Thursday.
Belgium and Mexico accounted for all of the decline and then some, taking 20% less acetic acid than the two countries received in the same month a year ago.
Belgium, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina ranked as the top four export destinations in July, receiving 63,548 tonnes or 94% of all US acetic acid exports.
Those countries took 72,301 tonnes in July 2010.
Major US acetic acid sellers include BP, Celanese and Eastman Chemical.
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