08 June 2012 18:42 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of polypropylene (PP) for April were up by 24% from the same month in 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
US PP imports rose to 11,221 tonnes in April from 9,031 tonnes in 2011.
Canada, Korea and Mexico were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together representing more than half of imports.
Imports from Canada and Korea increased from April 2011, while imports from Mexico fell.
US PP exports fell by nearly 24% in April to 78,003 tonnes, down from 102,525 tonnes in 2011.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports.
Major North American PP producers include LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Total, Formosa Plastics, Braskem Americas, Pinnacle Polymers, Phillips 66 and Flint Hills Resources.
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