US January TDI exports fall 44% year on year

12 March 2012 21:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) exports in January 2012 were down by 44% from the same time in 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.

TDI exports in January decreased to 9,030 tonnes from 16,172 tonnes in January 2011.

Month on month, exports dropped by 37% from 14,435 tonnes in December 2011, the ITC said.

The decrease was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Belgium, Mexico and Canada.

Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 were Mexico (1,442 tonnes), Canada (1,233 tonnes), South Africa (1,021 tonnes) and Peru (1,015 tonnes).

US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By: Ron Coifman
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