EU butadiene October exports down 57% year on year

19 December 2013 14:28 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU butadiene (BD) exports to the rest of the world were down by 57% in October compared with the same month last year, according to Eurostat data released on Thursday.

The cut in exports reflects the tight availability of BD seen at the time because of planned and unplanned outages and the preference for light feedstock cracking.

October BD imports were up by 19% compared with October 2012.

EU butadiene (tonnes)

October 2012

October 2013

IMPORTS

1,681

2,001

EXPORTS

34,743

14,878

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

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By Nel Weddle