US June exports of acetone rise by 67% year on year

14 August 2014 19:27 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US June acetone exports totalled 16,007 tonnes, up by 67% from the 9,597 tonnes exported during the same month one year ago, according to data made available this week by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Among the leading export destinations, 88% of the volume went to Mexico, which took 14,158 tonnes. Canada took 1,367 tonnes, and Peru only 314 tonnes.

Import volumes for June fell by 26% from one year ago, with volumes ranging from 1,400-2,000 tonnes each coming from Korea, Singapore and South Africa, according to the ITC.

Major US acetone producers include Axiall, Haverhill Chemical, Honeywell, INEOS Phenol and Shell Chemical.

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Source: US International Trade Commission


By Larry Terry