US November VAM exports rise 20% on more shipments to Belgium

14 January 2013 20:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) exports in November rose by 20% year on year largely from increased shipments to Belgium, according to data released on Monday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

US acetic acid exports totalled 35,880 tonnes in November, compared with 29,786 tonnes in the same month of 2011.

November shipments to Belgium -- the largest destination -- totalled 6,927 tonnes, more than tripling 1,916 tonnes that were shipped there in the same month a year earlier.

Major US VAM sellers include Celanese, Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondellBasell.

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