- December 16, 2020
ECHA | EU exports and imports less PIC chemicals in 2019
Ethylene dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane) was the EU’s most exported PIC chemical in 2019. Ethylene dichloride is predominantly used to produce polyvinyl chloride or as a solvent and the 178 000 tonnes exported represents an increase of more than 30 % compared to 2018.
The next most exported chemicals were chlorate and benzene. The quantity of exported chlorate remained steady compared to previous years, at about 121 000 tonnes. While benzene exports decreased by almost 60 % compared to 2018, where it was the most exported PIC chemical.
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