08 July 2013 21:11 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in May 2013 were down by 51% from May 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
TDI exports in May 2013 declined to 7,362 tonnes from 15,160 tonnes in 2012.
Month on month, exports fell by 15% in May from 8,631 tonnes in April 2013, the ITC said.
Through May, exports dropped by 12% to 46,386 tonnes, compared with 52,806 tonnes in the first five months of 2012, according to the ITC.
The decrease from 2012 to 2013 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Peru, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador and other countries.
Top destinations for US TDI in 2013 were Brazil (9,832 tonnes), Mexico (8,681 tonnes), Belgium (6,127 tonnes) and Canada (5,656 tonnes).
US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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