EU PG imports and exports fall year on year in November

21 January 2014 12:27 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Imports and exports of propylene glycol (PG) into and from the EU fell significantly year on year in November 2013 compared with the same month in 2012, data from statistics agency Eurostat showed on Tuesday.

Imports slumped by 38% to 1,873 tonnes while exports were down by 14% to 4,124 tonnes.

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

Period

Import

Export

November 2012

3,044

4,799

November 2013

1,873

4,124

% change year on year

-38

-14

Eurostat data for PG include monopropylene glycol (MPG) and propylene glycol ethers. However, the agency was unable to specify which other derivatives are included under this heading.

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

By Stefan Naidu