EU EG exports soar in April 2013, imports fall

18 July 2013 13:24  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Ethylene glycol (EG) exports out of the EU soared in April 2013 year on year, as imports dropped by 47% over the same period, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Thursday.

EU exports to the rest of the world in April 2013 amounted to 6,782 tonnes, up from 1,817 tonnes in April 2012. However, imports into the EU in April 2013 were at 29,037 tonnes, a decrease from 54,507 tonnes in April 2012.

In May 2013, EG exports amounted to 4,729 tonnes, down slightly from 4,967 tonnes in the same month last year. Imports into the EU in May this year amounted to 33,197 tonnes, a fall from 54,582 tonnes in May 2012.

Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available.

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