US January TDI exports rise by 44% year on year

08 March 2013 17:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in January 2013 were up by 44% from 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

TDI exports in January 2013 increased to 13,045 tonnes from 9,030 tonnes in 2012.

Month on month, exports rose by 0.7% in January from 12,952 tonnes in December 2012, the ITC said.

The increase from 2012 to 2013 was a result of greater volumes being shipped to Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.

Top destinations for US TDI in January 2013 were Belgium (3,005 tonnes), Mexico (1,808 tonnes), Canada (1,773 tonnes), and Brazil (1,542 tonnes).

US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By: Ron Coifman
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