09 September 2013 23:13 [Source: ICIS news]
Houston(ICIS)--US isopropanol alcohol (IPA) exports saw a 36% decrease year on year in July, according to data by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) made available Monday.
US IPA exports decreased to 10,735 tonnes in July 2013 from 16,694 tonnes in July 2012. Year to date, exports are down 18% from the same period in 2012.
Countries that saw large decreases in US IPA exports include Mexico, a 58% decrease year on year, and Belgium, with a 30% drop. Other IPA export countries include Thailand, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Guatemela, Costa Rica, Singapore and Panama.
US IPA imports increased, the data showed. Overall, imports were up 9% year on year, and up 25% year to date through July.
Imports from Canada were down 3% year on year. Korea did import any IPA last July, but imported 827 tonnes of import material this July.
The US also imported IPA from Japan, India, Germany, Singapore, Belgium and China.
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