Third quarter US elemental sulphur imports down from Q2

01 November 2013 22:58  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US imported 693,000 tonnes of elemental sulphur in the third quarter of 2013, down from 726,000 tonnes last quarter but up from 623,000 tonnes in third quarter last year, according to the latest ICIS PentaSul survey.

Of that, 603,544 tonnes were imported from Canada, 75,000 tonnes were from Mexico, and 14,000 tonnes were from Venezuela

Canadian imports were down 7% from last quarter. Mexican imports were up 39% and reached a 2013 quarterly high. Venezuelan imports fell 36% to a 2013 quarterly low.

US elemental sulphur imports have totalled 2.1m tonnes through third quarter, in line with 2012.

Sulphur prices have collapsed in 2013, with the US Gulf spot prices last indicated in the $60-70/tonne (€45-52/tonne) range, down from $175-180/tonne in September of last year.

($1 = €0.74)

By: David Tonyan
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