US February MDI exports rose by 41% year on year

08 April 2013 21:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) in February 2013 were up by 41% from 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.

MDI exports in February 2013 increased to 818 tonnes from 579 tonnes in 2012.

Month on month, exports fell by 13% in February from 936 tonnes in January 2013, the ITC said.

Through February, exports increased by 31% to 1,754 tonnes, compared with 1,335 tonnes in the first two months of 2012, according to the ITC.

The increase from 2012 to 2013 was a result of larger volumes being shipped to Brazil, Taiwan and Korea.

Top destinations for US MDI in 2013 were Mexico (660 tonnes), Brazil (492 tonnes), Taiwan (170 tonnes) and Argentina (136 tonnes).

US MDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, Huntsman, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By: Ron Coifman
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