US September VAM exports up by 45% year on year - ITC

19 November 2013 21:18  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US September exports of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) were up by 45% from the same month a year ago, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Tuesday.

Exports increased to 51,315 tonnes from 35,282 tonnes in September 2012.

The year-on-year increase was due to Belgium receiving 18,977 tonnes in September, more than 4.5 times as much as it did last year.

The US exported 7,845 tonnes to Mexico and over 4,000 tonnes each to Canada, Brazil and Italy.

Deliveries were also sent to Chile, Turkey, South Africa, Colombia and China.

Month on month, US VAM exports were down 4.4% from 53,684 tonnes.

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





YTD 2012

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VAM exports in tonnes






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