June US ACN exports rose by 18.8% from year ago -- ITC

08 August 2013 17:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--June exports of acrylonitrile (ACN) rose by 18.8 % from a year ago, to 40,036 tonnes from 33,701 tonnes a year earlier, according to data released Thursday by the US International Trade Commission. Year to date, ACN exports are down by 33.2% to 200,712 tonnes from 300,606 tonnes a year ago.

The biggest increase was in June exports to Korea, which more than doubled to 18,385 tonnes from 6,781 tonnes a year ago. Exports to Taiwan increased by 75% to 6,999 tonnes from 4,000 tonnes, while exports to Turkey rose by more than 50% to 6,149 tonnes from 4,025 tonnes a year ago.

Major producers of US ACN include Ascend Performance Materials, Cornerstone Energy, and INEOS. 

By: Mark Yost
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