US n-butanol exports down by 45% in July year on year

11 September 2012 22:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US n-butanol exports in July decreased by 45% from the same month a year earlier, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday.

US butanol exports fell to 11,862 tonnes from 21,376 tonnes in July 2011.

Exports declined year on year mainly because of decreased product sent to Belgium.

July exports also decreased from 16,931 tonnes in June.

China, at 4,404 tonnes, was the major destination for butanol exports, followed by Mexico at 3,810 tonnes, Belgium at 2,011 tonnes and Brazil at 550 tonnes.

Other destinations included Korea, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina.

By: Frank Zaworski
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