08 March 2013 17:59 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) exports for January were down by 43% year on year, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.
US January ACN exports totalled 37,614 tonnes compared with 65,825 tonnes a year ago.
The decrease was primarily the result of a nearly 100% drop in shipments to China, as well as greater than a 50% drop in exports to India and Korea, according to the ITC data.
The US does not typically import ACN.
US producers of ACN include Ascend Performance Materials; Cornerstone Chemical and INEOS Nitriles.
Combined, those producers have an annual output capacity of 1,462,250 tonnes.
($1 = €0.76)
Reporting by: Mark Yost
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