EU January OX imports rise strongly, exports fall

24 March 2014 13:51 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Eurostat data on Monday showed a near doubling of EU orthoxylene (OX) imports year on year in January, which coupled with almost no exports meant the EU became a strong net importer over the month.

EU imports of OX in January rose 93% year on year to 6,815 tonnes, while exports fell to 81 tonnes from 6,501 tonnes in the same period last year.

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

 

Import

Export

January 2013

3,535

6,501

January 2014

6,815

81

Change year on year (%)

92.8

N/A

Jan 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 Rhian O'Connor