Strong Upward Trend in United States Imports of PTA, Canada and Mexico Top Sources

Terephthalic acid imports into the United States trended upward for most of 2014 through September, volume YTD of 409,000 tons up 18%.

Imports in September, 60,000 tons, were particularly high, the average price at $1204/ton.

Canada supplied 371,000 tons of the YTD total; Mexico 23,000 tons. Belgium, Brazil and Thailand each supplied 1000-7000 tons.