US MDI exports decline by 53% in February 2012

13 April 2012 18:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) exports in February 2012 were down by 53% from 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

MDI exports in February decreased to 579 tonnes from 1,219 tonnes in 2011.

Month on month, exports declined by 23% from 756 tonnes in January, the ITC said.

Through February, exports dropped by 45% to 1,335 tonnes, compared with 2,426 tonnes in the first two months of last year, according to the ITC.

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

Top destinations for US MDI for this year through February were Mexico (705 tonnes) and Brazil (289 tonnes) and Argentina (103 tonnes).

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


By: Ron Coifman
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