08 August 2013 22:38 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US imports of polypropylene (PP) for June were down by 12% from the same month in 2012, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.
US PP imports fell to 8,190 tonnes in June 2013 from 9,265 tonnes in 2012.
Canada, Korea and Mexico were responsible for the most PP imported into the US, together representing about 64% of imports. Imports from all three countries increased slightly.
US PP exports fell by 7.4% in June to 88,465 tonnes, down from 95,484 tonnes in 2012.
Mexico, Canada and China were the top destinations for US PP exports, together representing 82% of exports. Exports to Mexico and China fell, while exports to Canada rose slightly.
Major North American PP producers include LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Total, Formosa, Braskem Americas, Pinnacle Polymers, ConocoPhillips and Flint Hills Resources.
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