08 April 2013 18:10 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Acrylonitrile (ACN) exports fell by almost 53% in February from the year-ago period, according to data released on Monday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
February 2013 exports were 21,661 tonnes, down from 45,768 tonnes a year ago. Month to month, February imports were also down about 42% from 37,614 tonnes in January 2013.
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US producers of ACN include Ascend Performance Materials; Cornerstone Chemical and INEOS Nitriles.
Combined, those producers have an annual output capacity of 1.46m tonnes.
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