EU December phthalic anhydride exports decline 60% year on year

20 February 2014 11:06 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Phthalic anhydride (PA) exports from the EU to the rest of the world were down by 60% year on year in December, according to trade data released by European statistics agency Eurostat this week.

December PA imports were up by 22% year on year, but nevertheless represented the lowest monthly total for the year.

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

 

Imports

Exports

December 2012

957

2,902

December 2013

1,166

1,156

Change year on year (%)

22

-60


Full-year 2013 exports were down by 15% year on year, while imports decreased by 18%.

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

 

Imports

Exports

2012

24,354

31,197

2013

19,985

26,364

Change year on year (%)

-18

-15

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

By Samuel Weatherlake