06 September 2013 19:31 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) in July 2013 were down by 20% from July 2012, according to data made available on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
MDI exports in July 2013 decreased to 927 tonnes from 1,160 tonnes in July 2012.
Month on month, exports were up by more than 66% in July from 557 tonnes in June 2013, the ITC said.
Through July, exports decreased by more than 13% to 6,075 tonnes, compared with 7,006 tonnes in the first seven months of 2012.
The decrease from 2012 to 2013 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped to Brazil.
Top destinations for US MDI so far in 2013 are Mexico (2,401 tonnes), Brazil (1,221 tonnes) and Taiwan (620 tonnes).
US MDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, Huntsman, BASF and Dow Chemical.
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