EU EPS imports, exports rise in May - Eurostat

22 July 2014 11:59 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--EU imports and exports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) both rose year on year in May 2014, according to trade data from European statistics agency Eurostat on Tuesday.

Imports of EPS from the rest of the world into the EU rose 24% to 4,414 tonnes in May from 3,554 tonnes in the same month a year earlier.

Exports of EPS from the EU to the rest of the world rose a more modest 1% to 11,038 tonnes in May from 10,889 tonnes in May 2013.

EU EPS import and export data by Eurostat (tonnes)

 

 

 

Import

Export

May 2013

3,554

10,889

May 2014

4,414

11,038

Change year on year (%)

24%

1%

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 Iain Packham