08 July 2013 22:06 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US isopropanol (IPA) exports more than doubled year on year for May, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) Monday.
IPA exports increased from 9,588 tonnes in May 2012 to 21,203 tonnes in May 2012. The bulk of IPA exports went to Belgium, which increased exports more than five times year on year. IPA exports to that country went from 1,500 tonnes in May 2012 to 8,905 tonnes in May 2013.
Other countries importing IPA in May included Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India, Thailand, Peru, Chile and Brazil.
IPA imports also showed a healthy increase year on year for May. IPA imports increased 74% from May 2012 to May 2013. Year to date, IPA imports are up 25%.
The largest IPA import country for May was Canada, which saw a 75% year-on-year increase. Other IPA import countries include Japan, Korea, Belgium, Germany and Spain.
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