10 May 2012 19:02 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of polypropylene (PP) for March were up by 15% from the same month in 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.
US PP imports rose to 10,375 tonnes in March from 8,983 tonnes in 2011.
Canada, Mexico and South Korea were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together representing more than 50% of imports.
Imports from Canada and South Korea fell from March 2011, while imports grew from Mexico, Nigeria, Japan, Germany, Thailand and India.
US PP exports fell by nearly 32% in March to 85,447 tonnes, down from 125,433 tonnes in 2011.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports.
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