06 June 2013 20:35 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of isopropanol (IPA) in April increased by 21% compared with the same month a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
Imports increased to 8,265 tonnes in April of this year, up from 6,849 tonnes in April 2012.
More than half of the IPA shipped to the US came from Canada. Other major import countries included Korea, Japan and China.
US exports fell by 12% in April compared with the same month a year ago, the ITC said, with Mexico, Spain, India, Venezuela and Canada being the main sources.
Exports decreased to 8,396 tonnes in April year on year, down from 9,589 tonnes in April 2012.
Overall, IPA exports year to date decreased 40% compared to the same time last year.
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