EU net methanol July/August imports stable year-on-year: Eurostat

21 October 2013 17:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Net methanol imports to the EU during the combined period of July and August 2013 were largely unchanged from a year previously, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed this week.

Net imports during July decreased by 14% year on year. However, this trend was reversed during August, when net imports increased by 19% year on year.

The net change year on year for the two months combined was an increase of just 1%.

EU Methanol Imports and Exports (tonnes)
  Imports Exports Net Imports
July 2012 578,892 4,943 573,949
July 2013 494,240 1,761 492,479
Change year-on-year -84,652 (-15%) -3,182 (-64%) -81,470 (-14%)
August 2012 487,590 9,983 477,607
August 2013 570,462 933 569,528
Change year-on-year 82,872 (17%) -9,050 (91%) 91,922 (19%)
July+August 2012 1,066,482 14,926 1,051,556
July+August 2013 1,064,701 2,694 1,062,007
Change year-on-year -1,781 (0%) -12,232 (-82%) 10,451 (1%)

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


By: Ross Yeo
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