US Q3 styrene production down, inventories up - NPRA

30 November 2011 23:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Third-quarter US styrene production declined year on year, while inventories moved higher compared with the same time a year ago, according to data received by ICIS from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) on Wednesday.

Third-quarter styrene production was at 2.3m lb (1,043 tonnes), down from 2.4m lb at the same time in 2010.

Meanwhile, styrene inventories were at 607m lb, up by 40% from 433m lb the third quarter of 2010.

Third-quarter 2011 styrene production and stockpiles were also both higher compared with the previous quarter.

Major US styrene producers include Americas Styrenics, Styrolution, LyondellBasell, Total and Westlake Chemical – all of which contributed production figures included in the NPRA survey.

US styrene production (millions of lb)

Q3 2010

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2010

Q3 2011

2,362,723

2,191,427

2,084,173

2,078,999

2,315,679

US styrene inventory (millions of lb)

Q3 2010

Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Q2 2010

Q3 2011

432,851

525,419

502,849

500,283

606,710

($1 = €0.75)

For more on styrene visit ICIS chemical intelligence


By: Brian Balboa
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