US May TDI exports rise by 24% year on year

11 July 2012 20:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) exports in May 2012 were up by 24% from 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.

TDI exports in May 2012 increased to 15,160 tonnes from 12,257 tonnes in 2011.

Month on month, exports rose by 69% to 15,160 tonnes in May from 8,974 tonnes in April, the ITC said.

Through May, exports dropped by 19% to 52,806 tonnes, compared with 65,256 tonnes in the first five months of last year, according to the ITC.

The decrease from 2011 to 2012 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Belgium and Turkey.

Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 were Mexico (8,780 tonnes), Canada (6,627 tonnes), Brazil (5,847), Belgium (5,330 tonnes) and South Africa (4,022 tonnes).

US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By: Ron Coifman
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