China's April BPA imports down 21% on weak demand

24 May 2012 12:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s bisphenol A (BPA) imports in April fell by 21% year on year to 34,083 tonnes because of poor demand from the downstream epoxy resins sector, according to statistics from China Customs.

On a month-on-month basis, BPA imports were 32% lower from March.

Demand from the downstream epoxy resins sector slowed substantially in March, especially for solid epoxy resins (SER), as end-users retreated to the sidelines in view of sharp declines in co-feedstock epichlorohydrin (ECH) prices, as well as falling BPA prices, market sources said.

By: Liu Xin
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