11 September 2012 22:51 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in July 2012 were up by 3% from 2011, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday.
TDI exports in July 2012 increased to 12,778 tonnes from 12,391 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, exports declined by 10% to 12,778 tonnes in July from 14,199 tonnes in June, the ITC said.
Through July, exports in 2012 dropped by 11% to 79,782 tonnes, compared with 89,188 tonnes in the first seven 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 Mexico.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 are Mexico (12,082 tonnes), Brazil (11,055), Belgium (10,238), Canada (9,570), and Colombia (5,027).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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