EU ethylbenzene May exports fall by 59% year on year - Eurostat

22 July 2014 10:08 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Exports of ethyl benzene (EB) out of the EU to other regions saw a year on year drop of 59% in May, according to data from Eurostat on Tuesday.

However, at less than 100 tonnes, the volumes involved are negligible.

EB is a highly captive product that is used in the production of styrene, with the majority of EB/SM (styrene monomer) units integrated, meaning that little material moves between global regions.

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

Import

Export

May 2013

0

100

May 2014

0

41

Change year on year (%)

n/a

-59%


Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available.

By Truong Mellor