EU POM imports up, exports down in December: Eurostat

20 February 2014 10:44 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU polyacetal (POM) imports from the rest of the world increased year on year in December 2013, while exports dropped compared to the same period one year earlier, data from statistics agency Eurostat showed on Thursday.

Imports were up by 22%, while exports fell by 15%.

Full-year 2013 imports remained flat, while full-year exports decreased by 8%.

EU (Polyacetal) Import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period 

 Imports

 Exports

 December 2012

 3,350

2,783 

 December 2013

 4,072

 2,377

 Change (%)

 22

 -15

 Full year 2012

 56,631

 46,404

 Full year 2013

 56,716

 42,803

 Change (%)

 0

 -8

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

By Samuel Smith