US January MDI exports decline by 37% year on year

12 March 2012 21:37  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) exports in January 2012 were down by 37% from the same month in 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.

MDI exports in January 2012 decreased to 756 tonnes from 1,207 tonnes in 2011.

Month on month, January exports declined by 9% from 834 tonnes in December 2011, the ITC said.

The decrease from 2011 to 2012 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Brazil.

Top destinations for US MDI in 2012 were Mexico (392 tonnes) and Brazil (161 tonnes).

US MDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, Huntsman, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By: Ron Coifman
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