EU Jan methylene chloride exports up sharply year on year

24 March 2014 11:35 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Exports of methylene chloride from the EU to the rest of the world rose significantly in January 2014 compared to the same month in 2013, while imports saw a relatively modest increase, data from statistics agency Eurostat showed on Monday.

Year-on-year exports rose by 47% to 6,714 tonnes, while imports rose by from 60 to 93 tonnes, a 53% increase.

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

 Import

Export 

 January 2013

   60

 4,567

 January 2014

   93

 6,714

 Change year on year (%)

   53

   47

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

By Stefan Naidu