14 January 2013 20:19 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of polypropylene (PP) for November were up by 6.3% from the same month in 2011, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
US PP exports rose to 103,742 tonnes in Novmber 2012 from 97,556 tonnes in 2011.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports, together representing 78% of the total volumes exported. Exports to Canada and China fell, while exports to Mexico increased.
US PP imports decreased by 19% in November to 7,499 tonnes, down from 9,313 tonnes in 2011.
Canada, Korea and Mexico were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together, representing more than 59% of the total volumes imported. Imports from all three countries fell slightly between 2011 and 2012.
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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