14 January 2013 23:25 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in November 2012 were up by 28% from 2011, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
TDI exports in November 2012 increased to 10,090 tonnes from 7,894 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, however, exports declined by 25% in November from 13,393 tonnes in October, the ITC said.
Through November, exports increased by 11% to 135,102 tonnes, compared with 121,180 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2011. according to the ITC.
The increase from 2011 to 2012 was a result of greater volumes being shipped to Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Nigeria.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2012 were Belgium (25,716 tonnes), Brazil (23,268 tonnes), Mexico (20,113 tonnes), Canada (14,495 tonnes), and Colombia (8,093 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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