EU ethylene September imports rise, exports down yoy

25 November 2013 13:11 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU ethylene imports from the rest of the world were slightly higher in September compared with the same month last year but exports were down by almost half, according to Eurostat data released on Monday.

Imports were up by 2.07% year on year in September, but exports were down by 46.78%.

This cut in exports could be attributed to a lack of a workable arbitrage and the onset of the autumn cracker maintenance season which would have helped to curtail merchant availability.

EU ethylene (tonnes)

September 2012

September 2013

% change YOY

IMPORTS

34,348

35,059

2.07

EXPORTS

10,888

5,794

-46.78


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

By Nel Weddle