EU EPS imports continue to rise in October

19 December 2013 13:47  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Imports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) into the EU rose for the fourth consecutive month in October 2013, but were 39% below the quantity imported in October 2012, according to data from the European statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday.

Exports of EPS outside the EU in October 2013 rose for the third consecutive month and stood 3% above the quantity exported in October 2012.

EU October EPS import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Expandable polystyrene

October 2012

October 2013

Change

Imports

6,442 tonnes

3,905 tonnes

-39%

Exports

9,151 tonnes

9,406 tonnes

+3%

Historic EU EPS import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

2012

Import

Export

August

6,839 tonnes

8,689 tonnes

September

4,626 tonnes

7,801 tonnes

October

6,442 tonnes

9,151 tonnes

2013

Import

Export

August

2,978 tonnes

8,497 tonnes

September

3,297 tonnes

9,084 tonnes

October

3,905 tonnes

9,406 tonnes

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


By: Iain Packham
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