Singapore’s exports of toluene more than doubles in August

17 September 2013 04:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore’s exports of toluene more than doubled to 27,723 tonnes in August from 10,413 tonnes a year earlier, tracking the overall rise in the overseas shipments of petrochemicals, official data showed on Tuesday.

In January-August this year, the country’s exports of toluene surged to 203,139 tonnes from 103,848 tonnes in the same period in 2012, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said in its monthly report.

Singapore’s petrochemical exports rose by 29.3% year on year to Singapore dollar (S$)1.39bn in August, as overall non-oil domestic exports (NODX) dipped for the third straight month.

($1 = S$1.26)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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