Exports decreased substantially, while imports showed a mixed trend compared to previous years.
According to the data provided, ABS exports from the EU27 region in January 2023 were 15,431 metric tonnes (MT).
This was a sharp decline of 28.9% compared to the same month in 2022, when exports reached 21,726 MT.
The export numbers in January 2021 were slightly lower than 2022, standing at 19,222 MT.
On the import side, the EU27 region saw 13,226 MT of ABS imports in January 2023.
This is a significant decrease of 47.1% compared to January 2022, when imports reached a high of 25,005 MT.
However, this figure represents a 9.7% decrease compared to January 2021, when imports were 14,644 MT.