China January caprolactam imports grow 12% from December

27 February 2013 10:34  [Source: ICIS news]

BRISBANE (ICIS)--China’s caprolactam (capro) imports in January increased by 12% from December, official statistics showed on Wednesday.

The country imported 39,679 tonnes of capro in January, according to China Customs data.

Capro import prices in January averaged $2,298/tonne (€1,770/tonne), representing a 2% decline from the previous month, the data showed.

Demand for derivative downstream nylon remained poor amid China’s slowing economy, market players said.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Junie Lin

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