12 March 2012 22:12 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetic acid exports in January rose by 24% to 100,130 tonnes from 80,864 tonnes in the same month of 2011, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Monday.
The increase came largely from new destinations Spain and India, which received 13,027 tonnes compared with none in January 2011.
The largest export destination, Belgium, also added to the gain, with a 37% increase in US shipments to 50,851 tonnes compared with 37,012 that it received in the same month last year.
Belgium and Mexico continued as the top US acetic acid export destinations, taking 70% of all US shipments in January, with a total of 70,812 tonnes.
Major US acetic acid sellers include BP, Celanese and Eastman Chemical.
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