06 June 2013 21:58 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US melamine imports in April fell by 14% from the same month in 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.
US melamine imports fell to 1,627 tonnes in April from 1,892 tonnes in the same month of 2012.
Imports fell in April mainly because of a decrease in product brought in from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Netherlands. Imports from Trinidad and Tobago fell by 49%, while imports from the Netherlands fell by 50%.
Exports of melamine fell by 19% in April, falling to 1,922 tonnes from 2,377 tonnes in April 2012.
The United Kingdom, Canada and Italy were the top destinations for US melamine, with the United Kingdom taking 800 tonnes, Canada taking 331 tonnes and Italy taking 240 tonnes.
Other destinations included Belgium, Colombia, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico.
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