09 November 2012 18:16 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in September 2012 were up by 56% from 2011, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
TDI exports in September 2012 increased to 11,800 tonnes from 7,560 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, however, exports declined by 41% to 11,800 tonnes in September from 20,036 tonnes in August, the ITC said.
Through September, exports increased by 5% to 111,618 tonnes, compared with 105,860 tonnes in the first nine months of last year, according to the ITC.
The increase from 2011 to 2012 was a result of greater volumes being shipped to Brazil, Canada, Peru, Ecuador and Nigeria.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 were Brazil (19,540 tonnes), Belgium (19,151 tonnes), Mexico (16,551 tonnes), Canada (12,288 tonnes), and Colombia (6,212 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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