09 November 2012 17:06 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) exports in September decreased by 28% from the same month a year earlier, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
US 2-EH exports fell to 8,653 tonnes in September from 11,963 tonnes in September 2011.
Exports fell in September mainly because of decreases in exports to China and Canada.
September exports also decreased from 9,840 tonnes in August.
China at 5,000 tonnes was the major destination for 2-EH exports, followed by Canada at 1,343 tonnes, Chile at 1,200 tonnes and Taiwan at 1,000 tonnes.
Other destinations included Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil.
The US imported 2,924 tonnes of 2-EH in September, up from 2,013 tonnes in August.
Sources of imports included Germany at 1,501 tonnes, Saudi Arabia at 1,040 tonnes and Brazil at 351 tonnes.
US 2-EH producers include BASF and Eastman Chemical.
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