US September styrene imports and exports down year-on-year

09 November 2012 20:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US September styrene exports and imports were down from the same month a year ago, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

September 2012 exports were at 113,094 tonnes, down by 23,353 tonnes or 17% from 136,447 tonnes in September 2011. The September exports were up though, by 16,214 tonnes or 17% from 96,880 in August

September imports were at 26,770 tonnes, down by 7,664 tonnes or 23% from 34,434 tonnes in September 2011. The September imports were also up by 3,083 tonnes or 13% from 23,687 tonnes the previous month.

Canada has been the only source of US styrene imports in 2012.

Major US styrene producers include Americas Styrenics, Styrolution, LyondellBasell, Total and Westlake.

By: Brian Balboa
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