US February acetic acid exports fall almost 6% year on year

08 April 2013 21:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetic acid exports in February fell almost 6% year on year, because of reduced shipments to Mexico, according to data released on Monday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

US acetic acid exports in February totalled 67,554 tonnes, compared with 71,601 tonnes in the same month of 2012.

Shipments to Mexico - the largest destination in February - totalled 28,218 tonnes, which was greater than the next two destinations combined (Brazil and Belgium).

But Mexico received 8,888 tonnes more in February 2012, accounting for all of the export decline in February 2013 and then some.

Major US acetic acid sellers include BP, Celanese and Eastman Chemical.

By: Lane Kelley
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