EU nylon imports and exports fall in Feb year on year - Eurostat

22 April 2014 15:57 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Nylon exports from the EU fell 12% in February year on year, according to figures from statistics agency Eurostat on Tuesday.

Imports in the EU also fell, dropping 3% in February compared with February 2013.

Although imports and exports fell, actual volumes were broadly unchanged, with 77 fewer tonnes being imported and 89 fewer tonnes exported in February 2014 than February 2013.

Domestic European demand for nylon was strong in February because of macroeconomic recovery and high offtake from the automotive sector.

Nylon import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Imports

Exports

February 2013

3,040

755

February 2014

2,963

666

% change year on year

-3

-12


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 Mark Victory