US May polycarbonate exports up by 27.6% year on year

11 July 2012 20:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polycarbonate (PC) exports for May were up by 27.6% year on year, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.

Exports increased to 38,903 tonnes from 30,483 tonnes in May 2011, the ITC said.

Year to date, PC exports are up by 11.9%, with 186,273 tonnes exported through May 2012, compared with 166,517 tonnes in the same period last year.

Top destinations for US PC exports in May were China and Mexico.

Imports in May were up by 10.9% year on year, with 5,079 tonnes imported.

US producers of PC include Bayer MaterialScience, SABIC Innovative Plastics and Styron.

($1 = €0.82)

By: Wesley Busch
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