Singapore's bitumen exports up 16.7% at 166,610 tonnes in Sept

17 October 2013 03:56 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore’s petroleum bitumen exports rose by 16.7% year on year to 166,610 tonnes in September, tracking the overall rise in petrochemicals shipped abroad, official data showed on Thursday.

In January-September this year, the country’s exports of bitumen was up by 14% year on year at 1.52m tonnes, according to International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

Singapore’s petrochemical exports rose by 35.3% year on year to Singapore dollar (S$) 1.42bn ($1.15bn) in September, amid an overall dip in non-oil domestic exports (NODX).

($1 = S$1.24)

By Nurluqman Suratman