Recent Trends in Butadiene Trade

Substantially higher butadiene export from Western Europe and Latin America were prominent trade trends through May, 2016.

The volume of butadiene traded globally through May, 2016 was over 1 million tons, up 11% from the same period in the prior year, indicating increased demand.

Western Europe exported 171,000 tons, up 75%, mainly to Asia-Pacific and North America. Exports from Latin America were 70,000 tons, nearly all of which went to the US.

Shipments from the Middle East of 73,000 tons were down 1%, and went mainly to Asia-Pacific, shipped from Iran and Saudi Arabia.

From: International Trader Publications’ Butadiene World Trade Report. For a free trial contact