EU E-SBR exports fall 20% in October year on year - Eurostat

19 December 2013 14:40 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Emulsion styrene-butadiene-rubber (E-SBR) EU exports fell by 20% in October year-on-year, according to data from statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday.

European consumption was low during October, sources said at the time, because of poor trading conditions in the downstream tyre market.  

During the same period, imports rose by 13% year-on-year, according to Eurostat. Nevertheless, the E-SBR market remains a net exporter.

Period

Import

Export

Oct 2012

4,274

23,548

Oct 2013

4,848

18,785

% change year on year

13

-20


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

By Mark Victory