US March ABS exports, imports increase year on year

09 May 2014 20:27 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) exports for March rose by 22% year on year, according to data from the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

Month on month, March ABS exports rose by 18% from February.

Top importers of US ABS in March included Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, US March ABS imports rose by 23% year on year and 15% month on month.

Top exporters of US ABS included South Korea, Mexico and Taiwan.

Major US producers of ABS include INEOS ABS, SABIC, Styrolution and Styron.

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US ABS Trade (in tonnes)

 

Mar-14

Mar-13

Feb-14

YTD 2014

Exports

9,744

7,981

8,253

26,285

Imports

13,364

10,873

11,670

39,602

 

By Tracy Dang