US acrylonitrile production down about 19% year over year: AFPM

31 July 2013 20:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) production in Q2 2013 totalled about 533m lbs (242,000 tonnes), down almost 19% from 655m lbs a year earlier, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) said on Wednesday.

ACN production for the second quarter fell nearly 12% from 604m lbs in Q1 2013, the group said.

Total ACN output for the first half of 2013 was about 1.14bn lbs, down almost 16% from 1.35bn lbs in H1 2012, according to the AFPM.

AFPM’s quarterly data is based on voluntary reports. Participating in the survey were Ascend Performance Materials, Cornerstone Industries and INEOS.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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