EU BDO exports increase by 56% in March: Eurostat

21 May 2014 17:09 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Exports of European butanediol (BDO) out of the EU increased by 56% year-on-year in March, according to data from statistics agency Eurostat on Wednesday.

Total exports grew from 4,797 tonnes in March 2013 to 7,488 tonnes in March 2014, an increase of 56.12%

Imports also rose year on year, from 2,297 tonnes in March 2013 to 3,110 tonnes in March 2014.

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

Period

Import

Export

March 2013

2,297

4,797

March 2014

3,110

7,488

Change year on year (%)

35.38%

56.12%

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. 

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