Brazilian sulphuric acid imports rise in March, but Q1 data down

16 April 2014 14:47 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Sulphuric acid imports to Brazil from the rest of the world increased significantly in March year on year, but were lower over the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest data from the country's Foreign Trade Secretariat on Wednesday.

Sulphuric acid imports totalled 36,393 tonnes in March 2014, up from 26,118 tonnes in February, and much higher than the 10,867 tonnes imported in March 2013.

Brazil Sulphuric Acid Imports - March (tonnes)

 

2013

2014

Spain

4,256

36,380

Germany

1.8

10

Belgium

1.4

1.4

Taiwan

0.4

0.5

Mexico

1.1

0.5

WORLD TOTAL

10,867

36,393

Source: SECEX - Global Trade Information Services (GTSI)

In the first three months of the year, Brazilian acid imports were 65,530 tonnes, down 41% from the 111,394 tonnes imported in the first quarter of 2013.

The main supplier was Spain with 47,582 tonnes, up 36% on the same period last year, followed by Germany with 12,616 tonnes, a decrease of 72% year on year.

By Rebecca Clarke