EU January AA and its esters imports, exports down year on year

24 March 2014 11:09 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Imports of acrylic acid (AA) and its esters into the EU from the rest of the world dropped by 55% year on year in January, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Monday.

January 2014 imports amounted to 194 tonnes, compared with 431 tonnes in the same month in 2013.

Exports from the EU were down 38% year on year in January at 4,860 tonnes, compared with 7,896 tonnes in January 2013.

EU chemical import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

January 2013

431

7,896

January 2014

194

4,860

Change year on year (%)

-55%

-38%

Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available. EU figures comprise the aggregate of member states data published by Eurostat.

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By Helena Strathearn