China September DEG imports fall 2.5% month on month

Source: ICIS News

2018/11/08

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s diethylene glycol (DEG) imports in September fell by 2.5% month on month to 62,553 tonnes, official data showed.

September imports slipped due to a turnaround at a Taiwan-based 360,000 tonne/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant from 5 September to late October.

DEG is a by-product of MEG.

On a year-on-year basis, the country’s DEG imports increased by 13.9%, according to the same data.

China DEG Imports March-September 2018

Month March April May June July August September
Imports (tonnes) 85,576 54,336 69,797 63,632 46,727 64,249 62,553
Year-on-year % change 29.76% 21.88% 39.59% 33.73% 1.43% 6.18% 13.94%

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