EU April exports of pure MDI, other isocyanates, hold steady

18 June 2014 15:09 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--April exports of pure methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and other isocyanates from the EU were almost unchanged year on year, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Wednesday.

Year-on-year exports increased by less than 1%, while imports into the EU were up by 19%, although the volumes involved are much smaller.

Eurostat's figures include other isocyanates such as toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), but exclude crude MDI.

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


Period

Imports

Exports

April 2013

4,161

25,502

April 2014

4,934

25,658

Change year on year (%)

18.60

0.61

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