US styrene imports/exports mixed in April

06 June 2013 20:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US April styrene exports and imports were mixed from the same time a year ago, according to data made available on Thursday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

April US styrene exports were at 137,520 tonnes, down by 5% from 145,412 tonnes in April of 2012. The top three destinations for US styrene were Mexico, Korea and Brazil.

Meanwhile, April 2013 styrene imports were at 37,790 tonnes up by 9% from 34,671 tonnes a year earlier.

Canada was the lone exporter of styrene into the US, moving a total of 190,178 tonnes so far in 2013.

Major US styrene producers include Americas Styrenics, Styrolution, LyondellBasell, Total and Westlake.

By: Brian Balboa
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