14 January 2013 23:36 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) in November 2012 were down by 15% year on year, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
MDI exports in November 2012 decreased to 934 tonnes from 1,099 tonnes in 2011.
Month on month, exports dropped by 56 % in November 2012 from 2,143 tonnes in October, the ITC said.
Through November, exports dropped by 31% to 11,701 tonnes, compared with 16,904 tonnes in the first 11 months of the previous year, according to the ITC.
The decrease from 2011 to 2012 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Brazil and China.
Top destinations for US MDI in 2012 were Mexico (3,812 tonnes), Brazil (2,844 tonnes) and China (1,488 tonnes).
US MDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, Huntsman, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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