EU January maleic anhydride imports rise sharply – Eurostat

24 March 2014 11:28 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Maleic anhydride (MA) imports into the EU from the rest of the world more than doubled year on year in January, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Monday.

Imports in January 2014 exceeded all but one of the monthly import totals recorded for 2013.

January MA exports were up by 24% year on year, although the actual volumes involved are negligible.

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

Period

Imports

Exports

January 2013

1,210

303

January 2014

2,705

377

Change year on year (%)

123.52

24.37


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.

By Samuel Weatherlake