12 December 2012 20:30 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) exports for October were up sharply year on year, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.
ACN exports increased to 66,771 tonnes from 26,272 tonnes in October 2011, the ITC said.
Year to date, exports of ACN have totalled 522,415 tonnes, an increase of 16% from the same period in 2011.
Top destinations for US ACN exports in October were South Korea, Mexico and Taiwan.
The US does not import ACN.
US producers of ACN include Ascend Performance Material, Cornerstone Chemical and INEOS Nitriles.
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