US September IPA exports, imports down year on year – ITC

19 November 2013 23:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US isopropanol alcohol (IPA) exports for September were down about 10% from the same month a year ago, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission on Tuesday.

Exports decreased to 12,734 tonnes from 14,166 tonnes in September 2012.

The year-on-year decrease was due to Belgium importing just over half of what it did last year. The top importer of US IPA received 4,504 tonnes in September compared to 8,078 in the same month last year.

Spain was the second largest importer with 2,496 tonnes, followed by Mexico with 1,767 tonnes and Canada with 1,524 tonnes.

Month on month, US IPA exports for September decreased by more than 25% from 17,073 tonnes in August.

Meanwhile, US IPA imports in September also fell to 7,959 tonnes, a 1.7% year-on-year drop from 8,100 tonnes and a 37% month-on-month drop from 5,798 tonnes.

Imports from Canada dropped to 6,794 tonnes and from South Korea fell to 851 tonnes. Deliveries from Japan rose to 113 tonnes.

Other IPA exporters to the US included India, China and the Netherlands. 

 

Sep-12

Aug-13

Sep-13

YTD 2012

YTD 2013

IPA exports in tonnes

14,166

17,073

12,734

123,075

109,944

IPA imports in tonnes

8,100

5,798

7,959

61,870

72,661

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