12 October 2012 17:11 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) exports for August were up by 23% year on year, according to data made available on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
ACN exports increased to 58,813 tonnes from 47,688 tonnes in August 2011, the ITC said.
Year to date, exports of nylon have totalled 411,979 tonnes, an increase of 9.2% from the same period in 2011.
Top destinations for US ACN exports in August were Korea, India and Mexico.
The US does not import ACN.
US producers of ACN include Ascend Performance Material, Cornerstone Chemical, INEOS Nitriles.
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