US November TiO2 exports rise by 46% year over year

09 January 2014 23:33  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--North American titanium dioxide (TiO2) exports in November increased by 46% over the same month one year ago, according to US International Trade Commission (ITC) data released on Thursday.

November exports of 48,927 tonnes versus exports of 33,442 tonnes in November 2012 reflected domestic producers’ efforts to sell off inventory that grew during 2013 on a late-onset coating season that was ultimately lacklustre.

Belgium was the recipient of 12,439 tonnes, or 25% of November’s exports. Canada, China, Mexico and Brazil were the recipients of volumes ranging from 3,558 tonnes to 4,813 tonnes in November.

November imports of 9,788 tonnes came largely from Canada and China.

North American TiO2 producers include DuPont, Cristal, Kronos, Tronox and Huntsman.

North American TiO2 exports in tonnes:

NOV 2013

NOV 2012

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

YTD % chg

48,927

33,442

573,591

542,265

6%

 

 

 

Source: US International Trade Commission


By: Larry Terry
1 713 525 2653



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