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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene US Transcript
ICIS report for US Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, or ABS, covers domestic prices for medium and high grade injection material and medium and high grade extrusion material.
Domestic prices are set by contract negotiations between producers, sellers, distributors, and buyers, taking into account that discounts generally offered depending on the order size.
There are no predetermined contract settlement dates and the ICIS report reflects the fluidity of price movements which often respond to feed stock prices.
The US assessed prices are gathered by talking to major North American producers, distributors and buyers and inputting the data into the report. The report is essential to our customers as it offers subscribers the most recent and detailed information in the ABS market, price increase nominations or decreases and supply and demand patterns.
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Updated to Q4 2014
US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) prices slipped during the fourth quarter, pressured down by falling raw material costs and competitive pricing from other regions.
Prices for upstream benzene and main feedstock styrene had been declining since they peaked in July, but ABS producers were able to keep overall prices steady for much of the quarter because previous cost increases had not been completely passed through to customers.
However, foreign suppliers were offering ABS at much lower prices, particularly to customers on the west coast, and domestic producers were forced to reduce prices in order to remain competitive.
With feedstock costs reaching their lowest levels all year and buyers pushing for decreases, most producers reduced their prices in late November or early December.
For the most part, US ABS market fundamentals were said to be balanced, with solid demand in October and November and slightly slower performance in December for the typical seasonal lull.
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