US MEK June exports down 12% year on year: ITC

08 August 2013 23:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) exports saw a decrease of 13% year on year in June, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday.

US exports increased to 1,912 tonnes in June 2013, up from 2,186 tonnes in June 2012. Among the major destinations for US MEK, only Mexico saw an increase, at 19% year on year.

Imports from Chile imports were down 48%, while Canada was down 63% and Peru was down 56%.

Meanwhile, imports of MEK in June decreased 11% year on year, to 8,637 tones in June 2013 from 9.698 tonnes in June 2012, according to the ITC.

The United Kingdom, the top importer to the US, sent 41% less year on year.

However, imports from South Africa were up 85%, and imports to the Netherlands were up 100%.

By: Andrew Guy Jr
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