10 May 2012 18:31 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US mixtures of 2, 4- and 2, 6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) exports in March were down by 32% from 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.
TDI exports in March 2012 decreased to 10,770 tonnes from 15,863 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, exports rose by 21% to 10,770 tonnes from 8,872 tonnes in February, the ITC said.
Through March, exports dropped by 33% to 28,671 tonnes, compared with 42,729 tonnes in the first three months of last year, according to the ITC.
The decrease from 2011 to 2012 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Belgium and Brazil.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 were Mexico (5,079 tonnes), Canada (4,109 tonnes), South Africa (3,023 tonnes), Spain (2,339 tonnes) and Colombia (2,192 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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