US November 2-EH exports down by 15% year on year

14 January 2013 21:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) exports in November decreased by 15% from the same month a year earlier, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.

US 2-EH exports fell to 8,109 tonnes in November from 9,540 tonnes in November 2011.

Exports fell in November mainly because of declines in exports to Canada and Venezuela.

November exports also decreased from 8,441 tonnes in October.

Colombia at 2,550 tonnes was the major destination for 2-EH exports, followed by Mexico at 2,248 tonnes, Chile at 1,949 tonnes and Canada at 1,229 tonnes.

Other destinations included Venezuela, Peru and Singapore.

The US imported 1,270 tonnes of 2-EH in November, up from 1,135 tonnes in October.

Sources of imports included Saudi Arabia at 1,032 tonnes, Brazil at 136 tonnes and United Kingdom at 20 tonnes.

By: Frank Zaworski
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