US October TDI exports rise by 66% year on year - ITC

11 December 2013 20:04 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US exports of mixtures of 2,4- and 2,6-toluene di-isocyanates (TDI) in October 2013 were up by 66% from September 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday.

TDI exports in October 2013 increased to 22,235 tonnes from 13,393 tonnes in 2012.

Month on month, exports rose by 45% in October from 15,291 tonnes in September 2013, the ITC said.

Through October, exports declined by 5% to 118,183 tonnes, compared with 125,011 tonnes in the first ten months of 2012, according to the ITC.

The decrease from 2012 to 2013 was a result of smaller volumes being shipped this year to Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria and Peru.

Top destinations for US TDI so far in 2013 were Brazil (32,028 tonnes), Mexico (17,400 tonnes), Belgium (17,163 tonnes) and Canada (11,382 tonnes).

US TDI exports in October 2013, in tonnes:

Oct-13

Oct-12

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

YTD % chg

22,235

13,393

118,183

125,011

-5%

Source: US International Trade Commission (USITC)

US TDI suppliers are Bayer MaterialScience, BASF and Dow Chemical.

By Ron Coifman