US p-wax imports down by 13% in July year on year

11 September 2012 22:16  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US paraffin wax (p-wax) imports in July decreased 13% from the same month in 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday.

US p-wax imports fell to 20,992 tonnes in July from 24,132 tonnes in July 2011.

Imports fell in July mainly because of decreased product brought in from China.

July imports increased month on month, however, from 834 tonnes imported in June.

China at 9,607 tonnes was the major source of US p-wax imports, followed by Belgium at 3,475 tonnes, Japan at 2,624 tonnes and Canada at 2,289 tonnes.

Other sources included Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the Netherlands and Germany.

The US exported 3,812 tonnes of p-wax in July, down from 5,477 tonnes in June.

Mexico at 2,198 tonnes was the major destination for US p-wax, followed by India at 1,015 tonnes and Canada at 345 tonnes.

Other destinations included China, Germany, Japan, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, France and Australia.

By: Frank Zaworski
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