EU MIBK exports fall more than 50% year on year in January

24 March 2014 16:45 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) exports from the EU to the rest of the world fell to less half the volume seen during the same period the previous year, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Monday.

January exports fell 56% to 304 tonnes, compared to 696 tonnes in January 2013.   

Imports from outside the EU, however, rose by 13%, from 2,080 tonnes in January 2013 to 2,350 tonnes in January 2014.

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





 January 2013



 January 2014



 Change year on year (%)



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 Chris Barker