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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Updated to Q2 2014
US styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) spot prices fell during the second quarter due to continued downward pressure from less expensive material from Asia.
The US market had seen an influx of imports, particularly from Asia amid oversupply, weak demand and competitive prices for natural rubber (NR), which can be used as a substitute for synthetic rubber in the production of tyres.
While some domestic material was being sold at the lower levels, many producers cannot make most of their sales at the low end without losing money because costs for raw materials, particularly butadiene (BD), remained high.
One supplier said it was not selling and had no plans to sell material at prices that some players claimed were market value.
Meanwhile, demand had been described as steady-to-lacklustre, with market participants saying they were not seeing evidence of the summertime uptick that typically accompanies the high-driving season.
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