EU pure MDI, TDI imports and exports up year-on-year in Feb: Eurostat

23 April 2014 11:39 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Both exports and imports of pure methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and other isocyanates out of and into the EU have risen year on year in February 2014.

These figures include other isocyanates such as toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), but they exclude crude MDI.

Year-on-year imports to February 2014 were up by 26% while exports rose by 27%, according to Eurostat data.

EU Pure MDI and other isocyanates import/export data from Eurostat (units: metric tonnes)

Period

Import

Export

February 2013

2,929

22,666

February 2014

3,698

28,792

% change year on year

26%

27%

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 Stefan Naidu