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The ABS report covers two important regions, namely North East Asia and South East Asia.
The North East Asia region covers the key market of China and two important supply sources, Taiwan and Korea.
In South East Asia, the trade is slower but still considered an important part of the Asian market. Supplies are located mainly in Taiwan and Malaysia which are two vital manufacturing bases in Asia.
The report provides commentary on demand and supply situations in Asia as well as the three feed stocks that go into ABS, namely styrene, acrylonitrile and butadiene. Readers and also find regular updates on plant operating status across Asia as well as domestic Chinese prices for a rounded analysis of the market.
In the report, our clients can find current bids and offers as well as deals done information which helps them in their decision making in the trade.
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Demand in the Asian acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) market remained lacklustre in the first quarter. The much anticipated rebound in demand post Lunar New Year did not materialise as the Chinese economy continued to slow down.
Meanwhile, weak demand for Asia-made products from the US and eurozone also caused ABS usage in Asia to stagnate. Users of ABS said there were fewer-than-expected number of orders for finished products and hence their lack of interest to purchase large volume of resins.
While some ABS sellers were cautiously optimistic of an improvement in demand in the second quarter, others believed that buying interest will not improve significantly as the global economic recovery remained uneven.
ABS prices were above $1,900/tonne CFR (cost & freight) NE (northeast) Asia in February but have since declined to $1,860-1,920/tonne CFR NE Asia in March. While ABS is expected to receive some support from the feedstock sector, traders expect demand to remained lacklustre even though prices might likely be stable in the near term.
Updated to Q1 2014
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