US Q3 VAM production declines 14% year on year

30 November 2011 22:26  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production declined to 741m lb (336,115 tonnes) in the third quarter of 2011, down by 14% from the same period in 2010, according to data received on Wednesday by ICIS from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA).

The year-on-year decline reflected declining exports because of tightness in Latin American markets and a tariff imposed by the EU on US-made VAM.

Third-quarter production also declined by 4% from the second quarter of 2011, according to the NPRA data.

The NPRA data was based on input from four companies – Celanese, Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondellBasell.

VAM production, in thousands of pounds:

Q3 2010

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2011

Q3 2011

865,081

 

730,959

729,944

772,365

741,368


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By: Lane Kelley
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