US September glycol ethers exports decrease by 31% year on year

09 November 2012 19:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US glycol ethers (butyl glycol and butyl di-glycol) exports in September decreased by 31% from the same month a year earlier, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

US exports of butyl glycol (EB) and butyl di-glycol (DB) fell to 12,958 tonnes in September from 18,773 tonnes in September 2011.

Exports decreased in September mainly because of decreased amounts of EB and DB sent to Korea and Taiwan.

September exports decreased from 18,164 tonnes in August.

Korea at 2,959 tonnes was the major destination for glycol ethers exports, followed by Belgium at 2,497 tonnes, India at 1,467 tonnes and Indonesia at 1,000 tonnes.

Other destinations included Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Brazil and Canada.

By: Frank Zaworski
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