EU ethylbenzene exports drop in November 2013: Eurostat

21 January 2014 12:51 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Exports of ethylbenzene (EB) were down year on year in November 2013, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Tuesday.

However, at less than 200 tonnes, the volumes involved were negligible.

EB is a highly captive product that is used in the production of styrene, with the majority of EB/SM (styrene monomer) units integrated, meaning that little if any material moves between global regions.

EU ethylbenzene import/export data from Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

Nov 2012

8

177

Nov 2013

0

20

Volume difference

8

157

% change year on year

N/A

89%

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

By Truong Mellor