US June acrylic acid exports lower by 25% year on year

14 August 2014 19:10 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylic acid exports for June totalled 4,704 tonnes, down by 25% from the 6,260 tonnes exported during the same month one year ago, according to data made available this week by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Mexico took most of the month’s exports at 2,288 tonnes, or 49% of the total shipments abroad.

Brazil was the next-largest recipient, taking 764 tonnes. Countries taking volumes ranging from about 150-330 tonnes included Peru, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and Argentina.

Acrylic acid imports, however, rose sharply from the year ago-period, totalling 8,414 tonnes in June versus 1,201 tonnes one year ago, a factor some sources attributed to pent-up demand at that time last year because of a spate of violent storms and other inclement weather that severely postponed spring demand from the coatings industry.

US acrylic acid suppliers include Dow Chemical, BASF, Sasol and Arkema Emulsion Systems.

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Source: US International Trade Commission

By Larry Terry