US April melamine imports fall 29% month on month

08 June 2012 19:49  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US melamine imports in April were down by 29% from March, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

US melamine imports fell to 1,892 tonnes in April from 2,662 tonnes in March.

Imports fell in April mainly because of decreased product brought in from Trinidad and the Netherlands.

April imports also decreased from 2,052 tonnes in the same month of 2011.

Trinidad & Tobago at 980 tonnes was the major source of US melamine imports, followed by the Netherlands at 761 tonnes and China at 138 tonnes.

The only other source of melamine imports in April was Spain at 13 tonnes.

The US exported 2,377 tonnes of melamine in April, down from 2,733 tonnes in March.

Canada at 996 tonnes was the major destination for US melamine, followed by Norway at 537 tonnes, Romania at 300 tonnes and United Kingdom at 284 tonnes.

Other destinations included Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Indonesia and Mexico.

The US exported 2,382 tonnes of melamine resins in April, up from 1,939 tonnes in March, but down from 2,746 tonnes in April 2011.

Major destinations included China at 637 tonnes, Mexico at 298 tonnes and Canada at 289 tonnes.

Other destinations included Brazil, India, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Chile.

By: Frank Zaworski
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