14 January 2013 21:07 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetic acid exports in November rose 12% year on year, largely from increased shipments to Belgium and Brazil, according to data released on Monday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
US acetic acid exports totalled 69,940 tonnes in November, compared with 62,309 tonnes in the same month of 2011.
Shipments to Belgium - historically the largest destination - totalled 25,036 tonnes, up by 34% compared with 18,649 tonnes in the same month a year earlier.
Shipments to Brazil totalled 8,266 tonnes compared with 7,568 tonnes in November 2011.
Major US acetic acid sellers include BP, Celanese and Eastman Chemical.
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