EU capro exports rise 7% in July and August year on year: Eurostat

21 October 2013 16:31  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--EU caprolactam (capro) exports rose by around 7% in August compared with the same month in 2012, despite new capacity in Asia, data from official statistics agency Eurostat showed on Monday. 

Exports in July from the EU were also 7% higher than the same month in 2012.

New capacity in Asia was expected to reduce imports of European material in 2013. Asia has traditionally been a major importer of European capro. Nevertheless, imports have remained firm throughout 2013, which several sources have attributed in recent weeks to problems starting-up production at the new Asian plants.

July imports into the EU fell by 76% amid weak demand caused by poor macroeconomic conditions.

EU capro import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)




July 2012



July 2013



Change year on year (%)



August 2012

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August 2013

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Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information become available.

($1 = €0.73)

By: Mark Victory
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