US imports of nylon fall 21%, exports rise 5% in 2011 - ITC

10 February 2012 19:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and other nylon materials fell by 21% year on year in 2011, according to data released on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

There were 70,601 tonnes imported in 2011, down from 89,287 in 2010, according to the ITC. Canada sent the most material to the US, followed by Germany, Italy and Japan.

Meanwhile, exports of nylon materials rose 5% year on year in 2011 to 623,997 from 594,858 in 2010. The top destination for US nylon materials was Mexico, followed by China, Belgium, Taiwan and Canada.

There were 42,411 tonnes of nylon material exported in December, a decrease of 12% from December 2010. Imports of nylon materials in December fell to 4,348 tonnes, down by 22% from the same month of 2010.

By: Wesley Busch
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