11 July 2012 22:33 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US May styrene exports nearly doubled, while imports were down from the same month a year earlier, according to data issued on Wednesday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
May exports were at 173,554 tonnes, up nearly 100% from 86,843 tonnes in May 2011.
The May exports were also up 19% from 145,412 tonnes in April.
Meanwhile, May imports were at 33,979 tonnes, down by 41% from 58,044 tonnes in May 2011. The May imports were also down by 2% from 34,671 tonnes the previous month.
Canada was the only source of US styrene imports in May.
Shell Canada has a 450,000 tonne/year styrene plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, while Styrolution has a 455,000 tonne/year styrene production facility in Sarnia, Ontario.
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