10 August 2012 18:43 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in June were up by 23% from the same month of 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
TDI exports in June increased to 14,199 tonnes from 11,541 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, exports declined by 6.3% from 15,160 tonnes in May, the ITC said.
Through June, exports dropped by 13% to 67,005 tonnes, compared with 76,798 tonnes in the first six 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 (10,674 tonnes), Brazil (8,706), Canada (8,204 tonnes), Belgium (7,145 tonnes) and Colombia (4,250 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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