02 August 2012 21:12 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene production in the second quarter totalled 12.61bn lb (5.7m tonnes), down by 4.6% from 13.22bn lb one year earlier, data from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) showed on Thursday.
Ethylene output in April-June fell by a smaller 3% compared with 13bn lb in the first quarter of 2012, the AFPM said.
US ethylene inventories in the second quarter stood at 638m lb, falling by 32% year on year, while dropping by 43% from 1.12bn lb in the first quarter of the year.
AFPM's quarterly data is based on voluntary reports.
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