US VAM exports soar 58% in August on more shipments to Europe

28 October 2013 16:37  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) exports in August soared 58% year on year on increased shipments to Europe, especially Belgium, according to data released on Monday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Shipments to Belgium - the largest destination – more than doubled to 16,460 tonnes in August, compared with 6,716 tonnes in the same month of 2012.

Germany received 3,598 tonnes compared to none in August last year. Shipments to Italy more than doubled to 3,528 tonnes, compared with 1,701 in August 2012.

Major US VAM sellers include Celanese, Dow Chemical, DuPont and LyondellBasell.

US VAM exports in August 2013, in tonnes:

AUG 2013

AUG 2012

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

YTD % chg

53,684

33,914

344,536

331,165

4%

Source: US International Trade Commission (USITC)

 

 


By: Lane Kelley
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