EU March exports of DEA fall 81% - Eurostat

21 May 2014 10:24 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--March exports from the EU of diethanolamine (DEA) to the rest of the world fell 81% year on year, according to data from Eurostat on Wednesday.

The move comes against a background of stronger demand within Europe, limited availability and increases in spot and contract pricing. In addition, imports from Russia and from the US have been more limited.

DEA is the most exported ethanolamine, with demand and prices in other regions normally stronger than in Europe.

EU DEA import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

 

Import

Export

March 2013

1,307

4,918

March 2014

703

914

Change year on year (%)

-46.2

-81.4

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 Rhian O'Connor