Styrene butadiene rubber Prices, markets & analysis
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The styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) report is a weekly report. It tracks the spot market in Asia. We talk to major producers, consumers, tyre producers, distributors and traders to get the information on a regular basis.
The information is used by the major market players in Asia in their contract monthly negotiations and settlement.
Supply and demand issues are the main drivers for determining the price of SBR, however, natural rubber, which is a substitute for SBR, also plays a key role in determining the price for SBR.
When the natural rubber price goes up, the SBR price also goes up, so in this case we capture all the natural rubber as well as SBR prices in this report, including the latest plant shutdowns, turnarounds or start ups.
This is very useful information which is captured in a timely basis and the market players use them regularly for their contract negotiations and settlements.
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Non-oil grade 1502 styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) spot prices fell month-on-month in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 because of prevailing weak demand and oversupply.
Plunging feedstock butadiene (BD) prices and weak natural rubber (NR) prices, also weighed on SBR prices.
Non-oil grade 1502 SBR prices averaged $1,925/tonne CIF China in January but fell to $1,700/tonne CIF China by the end of March.
SBR producers were forced to lower their non-oil grade 1502 prices to $1,700/tonne CIF China in March, as the feedstock BD prices plunged by about $250/tonne from end-February.
Weak natural rubber (NR) prices also added to the downward pressure on SBR prices.
NR and SBR are substitutes in the production of tyres for the automotive industry and their price movements impact each other.
Chinese demand did not strengthen as expected after the Lunar New Year in February and SBR producers were under increasing pressure to lower their prices in a bid to offload their surplus stocks.
Updated to Q1 2014
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