EU April acetic acid imports plunge year on year – Eurostat

18 June 2014 10:14 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Acetic acid imports into the EU from the rest of the world fell by 69% year on year in April, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Wednesday.

The April total of 26,022 tonnes was considerably lower than any monthly import volume recorded in 2012-2014, but followed two consecutive months in which imports exceeded 70,000 tonnes.

April acetic acid exports from the EU reached their highest level of any month in 2012-2014, amounting to almost a quarter of the export volume for the whole of 2013.

EU April acetic acid import and export data by Eurostat (units: tonnes)

Period

Imports

Exports

April 2013

83,489

1,736

April 2014

26,022

9,553

Change year on year (%)

-68.83

450.37

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 Samuel Weatherlake