Styrene butadiene rubber prices, markets & analysis

The ICIS styrene butadiene rubber report (SBR) is published in Asia, China, Europe and the US. Our network of locally-based reporters gather market intelligence to published independent price assessments for 1502 non-oil grade and 1712 oil-extended grade in Asia, China and the US, while Europe's grades are 1500, 1723 and 1783. There are contract and spot prices, depending on region.

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Styrene butadiene rubber or SBR in short is a synthetic rubber; it is used in the production of tyres in the automotive sector, as well as in the footwear industry. It is traded widely in Asia. The major producers are in Northeast Asia, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan.


It is a spot product that is traded by traders as well as by distributors, consumers and producers.


Its prices are driven primarily by supply and demand. If there is more demand than supply, then obviously prices will rise.


In Asia the SBR prices are to a large extent determined by the natural rubber prices. This is because both natural rubber and SBR are substitutes used in the production of tyres, Which ever goes up or comes down will impact each other.


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