EU polyols imports increase year-on-year in 2013, exports fall

21 January 2014 12:00 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Imports of polyols into the EU rose significantly year on year in November 2013 while exports saw a drop, data from statistics agency Eurostat showed on Tuesday.

Between November 2012 and November 2013, imports increased by 19% to 4,442 tonnes while exports fell by 6% to 51,887 tonnes.

Polyols import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

November 2012

3,728

55,115

November 2013

4,442

51,887

% change year on year

19

-6

This data refers to polyether alcohols, in primary forms, excluding polyethylene glycols.

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

By Stefan Naidu