07 September 2013 00:35 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) were down 31% in July from June, but remain 51% ahead of 2012 for the first seven months of the year, according to figures released on Friday by the International Trade Commission (ITC).
The US exported 6,702 tonnes of 2-EH in July, down from 9,671 tonnes in June, according to the report. The volume shipped in July was 17 percent below the average of 8,302 for the first seven months of the year, according to the ITC figures.
Still, the 56,227 tonnes exported so far in 2013 is well ahead of the 37,119 tonnes shipped in the first seven months of 2012, according to the report.
The largest export target in July was Turkey, which took 2,000 tonnes, its first shipment of the year from the US, according to the ITC. Mexico took 1,484 tonnes and Canada took 1,129.
The largest customers of US 2-EH for the year are Colombia, with 10,001 tonnes; Canada with 9,698 tonnes; and Chile with 7,643 tonnes so far for 2013.
Imports of 2-EH were far below exports, with Germany being the largest originator of shipments with 500 tonnes in July and 10,938 tonnes shipped to the US so far this year, according to the ITC figures.
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