EU soda ash Oct imports and exports rise year on year - Eurostat

19 December 2013 14:10 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU soda ash imports and exports in October rose sharply year on year, data from statistics agency Eurostat showed on Thursday.

Imports into the EU increased by 42% in October 2013, compared with the same month in 2012. Exports from the EU rose by 22% year on year in October.

In October, Tata Chemicals announced its decision to close its 500,000 tonne/year soda ash facility in Winnington, UK, sometime during the second half of 2014.

Soda ash import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

Oct 2012

96,622

134,268

Oct 2013

136,904

163,831

% change year on year

42%

22%

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

By Mark Victory