EU May DEA imports, exports increase year on year

18 July 2013 17:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Diethanolamine imports into the EU from the rest of the world increased in May year on year, as did exports but to a greater extent, according to data released on Thursday by Eurostat.

Imports from the rest of the world increased by 68%, while EU exports increased to 2,489 tonnes in May from 804 tonnes in the same month a year before.

In April, year on year, imports increased by 9.5%, while exports rose to 5,286 tonnes from 1,591 tonnes reported in April 2012.

According to industry sources, a large producer was shipping volume to the US to supply its customer base there.

DEA  import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

IMPORT

EXPORT

May 2012

298

804

May 2013

501

2.489

% change year on year

68

209

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

($1 = €0.76)


By: Julia Meehan
+44 20 8652 3214



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