12 December 2012 17:22 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of polypropylene (PP) for October were up by 6.9% from the same month in 2011, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.
US PP exports rose to 99,094 tonnes in October 2012 from 92,730 tonnes in 2011.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports, together representing 82% of the total volumes exported. Exports to Canada and China fell, while exports to Mexico increased.
US PP imports decreased by 11% in October to 8,212 tonnes, down from 9,223 tonnes in 2011.
Canada, Korea and Mexico were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together, representing more than 63% of the total volumes imported. Imports from Mexico fell slightly, while imports from Canada and Korea increased.
Major North American PP producers include LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Total, Formosa Plastics, Braskem Americas, Pinnacle Polymers, Phillips 66 and Flint Hills Resources.
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