EU imports, exports of DEA increase in September

27 November 2013 10:29 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU diethanolamine (DEA) imports and exports in September both rose steeply year on year, according to Eurostat data released this week.

Imports from the rest of the world in September 2013 stood at 740 tonnes, while exports out of the EU totalled 9,047 tonnes.

Supply of DEA has been the less abundant grade of ethanolamines compared with MEA (monoethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine), because of planned and unplanned plant outages and strong demand from the US market.

DEA import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

IMPORT

EXPORT

Sept 2012

319

3,336

Sept 2013

740

9,047

% change year on year

132.04

171.20

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

By Julia Meehan