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Styrene butadiene rubber Overview Transcript
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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Updated to Q1 2016
Demand for European styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) was weak in Q1 because of increased global supply and restricted activity at the beginning of 2016. Traditional restocking activity was delayed until the end of Q1 because of uncertainty over wider economic conditions and feedstock evolution which caused players to move to the sidelines.
January contracts for all grades fell in line with feedstocks and demand remained weak due to negative trading conditions and growing concerns over falling feedstock prices, along with low natural rubber prices in Asia.
February contracts were agreed at a decrease for all grades. Spot prices for the 1500 grade fell due to low priced material being offered from eastern Europe.
March contracts increased slightly on all grades on the back of the triple-digit hike in styrene monomer (SM). Inventory building started as customers were keen to secure material in March conditions because of the expected upward feedstock movement. Russian material was said to be tightening due to arbitrage opportunities between Russia and Asia opening up.
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