06 May 2013 20:33 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in March 2013 were down by almost 12% from 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
TDI exports in March 2013 declined to 9,513 tonnes from 10,770 tonnes in 2012.
Month on month, exports rose by more than 21% in March from 7,835 tonnes in February 2013, the ITC said.
Through March, exports increased by 6% to 30,393 tonnes, compared with 28,671 tonnes in the first three 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 (5,498 tonnes), Belgium (5,424 tonnes), Mexico (5,186 tonnes) and Canada (3,975 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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