08 August 2013 21:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)—US methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) exports saw a decrease of 41% year on year in June, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.
Exports decreased to 175 tonnes in June 2013, down from 296 tonnes in June 2012. The bulk of exports, 108 tonnes, went to Canada. Other export countries were Mexico and Costa Rica.
MIBK imports saw a 7% increase year on year, from June 2012 to June 2013. Year to date imports were down 15%.
The MIBK market, globally, is fairly flat. The only two countries that imported to the US in June were South Africa (1,205 tonnes) and Mexico (86 tonnes). Singapore has imported only 19 tonnes so far in 2013. Year-to-date Imports from South Africa, the biggest importer, increased less than half a percent from 2012 to 2013.?xml:namespace>
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