EU 2013 maleic anhydride imports fall 23% year on year

20 February 2014 11:06 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Maleic anhydride (MA) imports into the EU from the rest of the world were down by 23% year on year in 2013, according to trade data released by European statistics agency Eurostat this week.

Exports from the EU increased by 11% in 2013, although the actual volumes involved are much smaller.

EU full-year maleic anhydride import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Imports

Exports

2012

30,626

2,962

2013

23,456

3,301

Change year on year (%)

-23

11

December imports were down by 1% year on year, while exports increased by over 100%.

EU December maleic anhydride import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Imports

Exports

December 2012

1,874

51

December 2013

1,851

310

Change year on year (%)

-1

510

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

By Samuel Weatherlake