US September EDC exports fall 25% year over year – ITC

19 November 2013 21:51  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US September ethylene dichloride (EDC) exports fell nearly 25% year over year, according to data made available on Tuesday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Exports decreased to 36,266 tonnes from 48,186 tonnes in September 2012.

While main recipient China (15,289 tonnes) increased the volumes it imported from the US, South Korea (11,227 tonnes) and India (9,544) substantially decreased theirs.

Month on month, exports dropped more than 44% from 65,070 tonnes in August.

US producers of EDC are Axiall, Dow Chemical, Formosa, Occidental Chemical, Oxy Vinyls, OxyMar and Westlake.

US EDC exports

Sep-12

Aug-13

Sep-13

YTD 2012

YTD 2013

Total

48,186

65,070

36,266

432,346

717,118


By: Jeremy Pafford
+1 713 525 2653



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