19 July 2013 11:44 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Perchloroethylene (Perc) exports from the EU to the rest of the world dropped markedly year on year in April and May, according to data from Eurostat this week.
In April, Perc exports stood at 4,880 tonnes, down by 50% from the same month last year.
Perc exports for May were 5,779 tonnes, down by 4% from 6,035 tonnes in May 2012.
Perc is predominantly used in the dry cleaning industry and demand for the chemical has been falling in the last few years as the industry adopts more efficient machinery.
Imports into the EU are small but rose year on year despite a progressive restriction imposed on its use in France.
Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available.
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