EU Jan MEK exports fell 9% year on year - Eurostat

24 March 2014 17:03 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) exports from the EU have significantly fallen by January year on year, according to data released by European statistics agency Eurostat on Monday.

In January 2014 exports decreased by 9% to 3,692 tonnes, compared to 4,062 tonnes in January 2013.

Imports into the EU for the same period increased by nearly 40% although still only occurring in small quantities, from 73 tonnes to 101 tonnes.

EU MED import/export data
(units: tonnes)

 Import

Export 

 January 2013

73

 4,062

 January 2014

101

 3,692

 Change year on year (%)

38.57%

 -9.09%

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 Chris Barker