Styrene butadiene rubber Asia Transcript
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.