13 October 2012 01:15 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US August styrene exports and imports were down from the same month a year earlier, according to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
The drop in exports and imports were attributed to weak global demand for styrene.
August 2012 exports were at 96,880 tonnes, down by 3,813 tonnes or 4% from 100,693 tonnes in August of 2011.
The August exports were also down by 11,993 tonnes or 11% from 108,873 tonnes in July.
Meanwhile, August imports were at 23,687 tonnes, down by 24,263 tonnes or 51% from 47,950 tonnes the same time a year earlier. The August imports were also down by 12,749 or 35% from 36,436 tonnes in July.
Canada has been the only source of US styrene imports in 2012.
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