EU HCl imports fall in April but surge 86% year on year in May

18 July 2013 15:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Hydrochloric acid (HCl) imports into the EU fell by 32% year on year in April but surged by 86% year on year in May, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Thursday.

April amounted to 3,780 tonnes, compared with 5,571 tonnes in the same month last year, while May's figure was 6,598 tonnes, compared with 3,547 tonnes in May 2012.

Exports out of the EU were up in April by 9% and down by 7% in May year on year.

April exports were 9,848 tonnes, compared with 9,052 tonnes in April 2012, while May exports amounted to 8,506 tonnes, a fall from 9,149 tonnes in the same month last year.

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

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