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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 Q3 2015
Overall US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) prices in the freely negotiated market were able to remain steady throughout the third quarter, although competition from very low-priced imports was a constant threat.
After second-quarter raw material cost rises had enabled producers to achieve price increases of 2-4 cents/lb from their June targeted hikes of 4-5 cents/lb, sellers were trying to hold off on making any price adjustments for as long as possible.
Overall demand was healthy-to-good, despite the summertime being the typical season lull, which helped support prices from slipping.
Nevertheless, some price reductions were heard here and there, although not widespread, as some sellers had to lower prices in competitive situations. With continued weakness in Asia, lower demand was pushing down prices in that region and resulting in very low priced imports into the US.
Overall pricing did give in to the downward pressure as the quarter came to the end, as several producers confirmed that they lowered pricing by a couple of cents/lb for October.
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