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US April PS output, sales fall on the year: ACC

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 20/05/2016 (16:01)
According to data from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), PS production in the US fell 7.4% on the year in April to 363 million lb (approximately 165,000 tons) while April sales fell 6.73% to 361 million lb (approximately 164,000 tons) from a year earlier.

Data showed that GPPS production fell 9% to slightly below 207.4 million lb (approximately 94,000 tons) in April from 228 million lb (approximately 103,000 tons) in the same month of 2015 while HIPS production fell 5.15% to around 156 million lb (approximately 71,000 tons) from 164 million lb (approximately 74,000 tons) in April 2015.

Total sales and captive use for GPPS fell 5.39% to around 213.6 million lb (approximately 97,000 tons) in April from 225.7 million lb (approximately 102,000 tons) in the same month of 2015 while HIPS total sales and captive use also fell 8.6% to 147.8 million lb (approximately 67,000 tons) compared with 161.7 million lb (approximately 73,000 tons) a year earlier.
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