US Feb acetic acid exports up 20% on shipments to Mexico, Brazil

13 April 2012 19:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetic acid exports in February rose by 20% year to year on increased shipments to Mexico and Brazil, according to data released on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

US acetic acid exports totaled 71,601 tonnes in February, compared with 59,660 tonnes in the same month of 2011.

Combined February shipments to Mexico and Brazil totalled 51,445 tonnes, up by almost 76% compared with 29,302 tonnes in the same month of 2011.

By contrast, acetic acid shipments to Belgium fell by 48% to 11,918 tonnes, compared with 22,797 tonnes in February 2011.

Mexico, Brazil and Belgium continued as the top three export destinations, accounting for 88% of all acetic acid exports.

Major US acetic acid sellers include BP, Celanese and Eastman Chemical.

By: Lane Kelley
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