08 April 2013 21:07 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of polypropylene (PP) for February were down by 1.2% from the same month in 2012, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
US PP imports fell to 8,770 tonnes in February 2013 from 8,878 tonnes in 2012.
Canada, Korea and Mexico were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together representing more than 62% of imports. Imports from all three countries fell in 2013, compared with the same month in 2012.
US PP exports fell by nearly 13.6% in February to 72,253 tonnes, down from 83,628 tonnes in 2012.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports, together representing 84% of exports. Exports to Mexico and China fell, while exports to Canada rose slightly.
Major North American PP producers include LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Total, Formosa, Braskem Americas, Pinnacle Polymers, ConocoPhillips and Flint Hills Resources.
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