US June exports of BD fell by 75% from year ago, ITC

08 August 2013 20:51  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of butadiene (BD) fell by 74% in June to 2,645 tonnes from 10,364 tonnes a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Year-to-date, US BD exports fell by 31% to 21,245 tonnes from 30,851 tonnes a year ago.

All of the US BD exports were to Mexico, according to the ITC.

Major US producers of BD include ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, Shell and Texas Petrochemical.

By: Mark Yost
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