12 December 2012 19:58 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "US nylon October exports down by 10% year on year – ITC" dated 12 December, please read the headline as "…down by 9.1…" instead of "…down by 10…".
Please read in the first paragraph …were down by 9.1%… instead of …were down by 10%…. A corrected story follows.
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US nylon exports for October were down by 9.1% year on year, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.
October 2012 exports decreased to 47,356 tonnes from 52,090 tonnes in October 2011, the ITC said.
Year to date, exports of nylon have totalled 505,878 tonnes, a decrease of 5.9% from the same period in 2011.
Top destinations for US nylon exports in October were Mexico, China and Canada.
Imports for October amounted to 7,001 tonnes, an increase by 9.7% year on year.
Canada, Germany and Italy were the top three points of origin for nylon material brought to the US in October.
The ITC groups nylon 6, nylon 11, nylon 12, nylon 6,6, nylon 6,9, nylon 6,10 and nylon 6,12 in its report.
ICIS provides pricing reports for nylon 6 and nylon 6,6.
US producers of nylon include Ascend Performance Materials, BASF Corp, DuPont, EMS-Grivory, Honeywell, INVISTA, NYCOA and Shaw.
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