Chinese January-May AS exports increase 40% year on year

26 June 2014 13:18 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Chinese ammonium sulphate (AS) exports in the January-May period increased by nearly 40% year on year to 1.63m tonnes, according to data released by China Customs this week.

Exports in January-May 2013 totalled 1.17m tonnes.

The main destination for Chinese AS exports was Vietnam, with 270,539 tonnes in January-May, up 23% on the same period last year.

Indonesia was another major export destination with total Chinese exports at 262,361 tonnes during the period, nearly double the 133,427 tonnes imported in January-May 2013.

In May, AS exports totalled 413,152 tonnes, up 54% from 267,762 tonnes in the same month in 2013.

The ten largest Chinese AS importing countries in January-May are as follows:

Chinese AS exports January-May (tonnes)

Destination

2014

2013

Vietnam

270,539

219,436

Indonesia

262,361

133,427

Malaysia

254,592

211,617

Philippines

150,935

98,796

El Salvador

85,804

27,432

Brazil

68,613

53,703

Turkey

66,034

232

Thailand

47,987

78,716

Mexico

42,552

67,801

Guatemala

42,364

17,983

World Total

1,628,261

1,165,082

Source: China Customs/GTIS


By Deepika Thapliyal