Infographic: Asia, the export giant of benzene and toluene

In 2015, the benzene market in Asia remains a net exporter region, with South Korea still leading the pack and exports increasing by 34% year on year. Similarly, in the case of toluene, Asia remains a net exporter, despite South Korea switching from an exporter to an importer. ICIS has produced an infographic to give you a complete picture of the regional trade flows for both benzene and toluene in Asia for 2014 and 2015.

Asia, the export giant of benzene and toluene

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