Singapore acetone exports up 16.7% in August - official data

17 September 2013 07:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore’s exports of acetone rose by 16.7% year on year to 10,897 tonnes in August amid a rise in overall shipments of petrochemicals abroad,  official data showed on Tuesday.

However, in January-August this year, the country’s exports of acetone fell by 10.2% year on year to 84,292 tonnes, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said in its monthly report.

Singapore’s overall 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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