US July ethylene glycol exports plunge 41% year on year

06 September 2013 21:17  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW YORK (ICIS)--US July exports for ethylene glycol (EG) dropped by 41% year on year, according to trade data made available on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Exports fell to 36,353 tonnes from 61,327 tonnes in July 2012.

In contrast, exports rose month on month by 23% from 29,553 tonnes in June.

Imports fell by 4% year on year to 103,702 tonnes from 107,488 tonnes in July 2012.

However, imports nearly doubled month on month from 52,820 tonnes.

Major EG producers in the US include BASF, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell, and Shell Chemical.

By: Feliza Mirasol
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