Styrene butadiene rubber Prices, markets & analysis
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Styrene butadiene rubber US Transcript
The US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) report is a weekly assessment of contract and spot prices for 1502 non-oil grade and 1712 oil extended grade product. Information in the report includes input from buyers, sellers and traders, as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that can influence pricing.
Details about feedstock butadiene are also highlighted since this has a huge impact on pricing and market sentiment.
The ICIS report is an essential source of information providing producers and consumers with up to date market conditions affecting SBR.
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US styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) contract prices plunged by 20 cents/lb in August on the back of a drop in contract prices for key feedstock butadiene (BD). The decrease established a bottom for SBR 1502, while SBR 1712 rose by 11 cents/lb in September before holding steady in October.
The lack of global demand for replacement tyres rippled back through the supply chain, driving down the price of both SBR and BD. Additionally, there was a growing surplus of natural rubber (NR), which influenced the price and use of SBR, although NR prices remained historically high.
Meanwhile, SBR spot prices firmed on tight supply, with both grades increasing by 15
cents/lb from mid-August to early-October. They remained steady before rising by 4 cents/lb in the first week of November.
Low demand for SBR resulted in production cutbacks by producers who are only fulfilling contractual obligations, leading to tight supply. SBR and tyre producers said they plan to keep plants operating at significantly reduced capacities through the end of the year.
Updated to mid-November 2013
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