US VAM exports rise 29% on more shipments to Belgium

06 September 2013 20:14  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) exports in July rose by 29% year on year on an increase in shipments to Belgium, according to data released on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

US VAM exports totalled 55,304 tonnes in July, compared with 42,716 tonnes in the same month of 2012.

Shipments to Belgium - the largest destination - totalled 21,838 tonnes, almost tripling 7,492 tonnes shipped in the same month of 2012.

Major US VAM sellers include Celanese, Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondellBasell.


By: Lane Kelley
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