10 February 2012 20:15 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) exports in 2011 were down by 27% from 2010, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
TDI exports in 2011 decreased to 135,615 tonnes from 185,334 tonnes in 2010.
TDI exports for December were down by 7.6% from the same month a year ago, to 14,435 tonnes in 2011 from 15,623 tonnes in December 2010.
Month on month, exports rose by 83% to 14,435 tonnes in December from 7,894 tonnes in November, the ITC said.
The decrease from 2010 to 2011 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Belgium, Brazil and Canada.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2011 were Belgium (34,422 tonnes), Mexico (22,452 tonnes), Canada (12,965 tonnes), Brazil (9,125 tonnes) and Colombia (7,758 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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