US April MEK exports down 47%

06 June 2013 20:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) exports saw a decrease of 47% year on year in April, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) Thursday.

Exports decreased to 1,195 tonnes from 2,275 tonnes. The bulk of exports went to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. Other export countries were Venezuela, India and Nicaragua.

Imports decreased 36% year on year, to 5,805 tonnes, from 9,067 tonnes in April 2012.

The largest MEK import country was South Africa, with more than 40%. Other countries that saw imports in April included the Netherlands, Brazil, China and Singapore.

By: Andrew Guy Jr
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