EU September acetone imports increased year on year, exports fell

25 November 2013 16:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Acetone imports into the EU from the rest of the world increased significantly year on year in September, according to data released by Eurostat on Monday.

A reduced operating rate in primary product phenol was the main factor behind the higher import levels.

In September 2013, exports of acetone fell by 45% year on year.

Demand for phenol is weak and has resulted in ongoing cuts in its production. For every tonne of phenol produced, 0.62 tonnes of acetone is made.

Acetone import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

IMPORT

EXPORT

September 2012

1,446

6,967

September 2013

5,844

3,806


Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information become available.

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By: Helena Strathearn
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