US September n-butanol exports down by 36% year on year

09 November 2012 17:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US n-butanol exports in September decreased by 36% from the same month a year earlier, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

US butanol exports fell to 17,072 tonnes in September from 26,609 tonnes in September 2011.

Exports fell in September mainly because of decreased product sent to China.

September exports also decreased from 21,159 tonnes in August.

China at 10,153 tonnes was the major destination for butanol exports, followed by Mexico at 2,730 tonnes, Korea at 1,415 tonnes and Brazil at 1,199 tonnes.

Other destinations included Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Argentina and Taiwan.

US butanol producers include BASF and Oxea.

By: Frank Zaworski
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