US April paraffin wax imports fall 17% month on month

08 June 2012 20:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US paraffin wax (p-wax) imports in April decreased 17% from March, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

US p-wax imports fell to 20,698 tonnes in April from 24,796 tonnes in March.

Imports fell in April mainly because of decreased product brought in from China.

April imports increased, however, from 16,615 tonnes in the same month of 2011.

China at 8,916 tonnes was the major source of US p-wax imports, followed by Canada at 2,825 tonnes and Greece at 1,691 tonnes.

Other sources included Germany, Taiwan, the Netherlands, India, Malaysia, Japan and Cote d' Ivoire.

The US exported 5,422 tonnes of p-wax in April, up from 3,645 tonnes in March.

Mexico at 2,505 tonnes was the major destination for US p-wax, followed by Canada at 1,451 tonnes and India at 1,021 tonnes.

Other destinations included Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Israel and Guatemala.

By: Frank Zaworski
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