EU October PS imports soar compared with a year earlier

19 December 2013 13:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Imports of polystyrene (PS) into the EU rose for the third consecutive month in October 2013 and were more than double the amount imported in October 2012, according to data from the European statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday.

October 2013 was also the third consecutive month that exports of PS outside of the EU had risen. Nevertheless, the volume of EU PS exports in October remained 12% below the same month a year earlier.

Polystyrene

October 2012

October 2013

Change

Imports

4,832 tonnes

10,412 tonnes

+116%

Exports

22,506 tonnes

19,716 tonnes

-12%

 

2012

Imports

Exports

August

3,251 tonnes

28,450 tonnes

September

4,038 tonnes

19,968 tonnes

October

4,832 tonnes

22,506 tonnes

 

2013

Imports

Exports

August

5,504 tonnes

21,826 tonnes

September

9,324 tonnes

18,783 tonnes

October

10,412 tonnes

19,716 tonnes


By: Iain Packham
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