EU MEK exports rise 5% in October year on year – Eurostat

19 December 2013 17:15 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) exports from the EU to the rest of the world rose by 5% in October compared with the same month last year, according to data from statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday.

In October, 4,280 tonnes of MEK were exported from the EU, compared with 4,079 tonnes exported in October last year.

Over the same period, imports of MEK into the EU fell by 3% to 103 tonnes in October from 106 tonnes in the same month last year.

EU MEK import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

October 2012

106

4,079

October 2013

103

4,280

Change year on year (%)

-3%

5%

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

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By Helena Strathearn