US July ACN exports down 45% year on year

09 September 2016 17:21 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US July exports of acrylonitrile (ACN) fell 45% year on year, according to data recently made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

July 2016 ACN exports totalled 15,256 tonnes, compared with 37,929 tonnes in the same month of the previous year, the data show.

Top destinations for US ACN exports were South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico.

Month on month, exports also fell, decreasing by 60% in July 2016 from June 2016, according to the ITC.

Global production outages have contributed to tight supply in both the US and overseas.

Year-to-date exports through July were down 16% at 221,023 tonnes.

By Christie Moffat