09 November 2012 18:08 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US nylon exports for September were down by 14% year on year, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
September 2012 exports decreased to 48,457 tonnes from 56,033 tonnes in September 2011, the ITC said.
Year to date, exports of nylon have totalled 458,522 tonnes, a decrease of 5.6% from the same period in 2011.
Top destinations for US nylon exports in September were China, Mexico and Canada.
Imports for September amounted to 7,501 tonnes, up by 12% year on year.
Canada, Germany and Italy were the top three points of origin for nylon material brought to the US in September.
The ITC groups nylon 6, nylon 11, nylon 12, nylon 6,6, nylon 6,9, nylon 6,10 and nylon 6,12 in its report.
ICIS provides pricing reports for nylon 6 and nylon 6,6.
US producers of nylon include Ascend Performance Materials, BASF Corp, DuPont, EMS-Grivory, Honeywell, INVISTA, NYCOA and Shaw.
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