08 April 2013 18:51 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in February 2013 were down by 12% from 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
TDI exports in February 2013 declined to 7,835 tonnes from 8,872 tonnes in 2012.
Month on month, exports fell by 40% in February from 13,045 tonnes in January 2013, the ITC said.
Through February, exports increased by 17% to 20,880 tonnes, compared with 17,901 tonnes in the first two months of 2012, according to the ITC.
The increase from 2012 to 2013 was a result of greater volumes being shipped to Belgium and Brazil.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2013 were Brazil (4,286 tonnes), Belgium (3,827 tonnes), Canada (2,996 tonnes) and Mexico (2,652 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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