US June styrene exports rise, imports fall year on year

10 August 2012 23:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US June styrene exports increased, while imports fell from the same month a year, according to data issued on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

June exports were at 125,545 tonnes, up by 26,459 tonnes or 27% from 99,086 tonnes in June of 2011.

The June exports were down by 48,009 tonnes or 28% from 173,554 tonnes in May.

Meanwhile, June imports were at 43,993 tonnes, down by 4,219 tonnes or 9% from 48,212 tonnes the same time a year earlier. The June imports were also up by 10,014 tonnes or 29% from 33,979 tonnes in May.

Canada was the only source of US styrene imports in 2012.

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.


By: Brian Balboa
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