Styrene butadiene rubber Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Styrene butadiene rubber markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
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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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Asia’s non-oil grade 1502 styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) average spot prices fluctuated in the range of $1,875-2,050/tonne CIF (cost, insurance and freight) China in the third quarter, tracking the rise and falls of feedstock butadiene (BD) prices.
Non-oil grade 1502 SBR average price rose from around $1,925/tonne CIF China in early July to around $2,050/tonne CIF China in mid-August, before falling to below $1,900/tonne CIF China by late September.
SBR price movements largely tracked the fluctuations in feedstock BD prices in the third quarter, as SBR producers adjusted their offers in line with the feedstock BD costs.
However, a slowing Chinese economy and weak natural rubber (NR) prices weighed on demand, prompting SBR producers in Asia to lower their offers in September a bid to attract buying interest.
The SMR 20 tyre grade NR prices fell to around $1,450/tonne FOB (free on board) Malaysia by the end of September, down from $1,630/tonne FOB Malaysia in early September.
NR and SBR are substitutes for each other in the production of tyres for the automotive industry and their price movements tend to impact each other.
Updated to Q3 2014
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