US Exports of Glycols Surge; China a Major Market

US exports of MEG were up 32% through March 2012 and DEG shipments jumped 49%, mainly on volumes to China.

The US exported over 175,000 tons of mono-ethylene glycol in the first quarter of 2010. Roughly half of this went to China, up from minor volumes last year. Mexico was also a strong growth export destination. US shipments of di-ethylene glycol  were almost entirely to China.

[important]This information is from ITP’s monthly newsletters on global trade: The MEG Trader and The DEG Trader, available by subscription monthly or quarterly.[/important]