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Updated to Q3 2018
Supply of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) was stable with producers running well across the region. A few planned maintenance shutdowns took place but overall output in Asia stayed high. Most makers maintain high operating rates in a bid to keep market share. However, margins among producers were squeezed by elevated feedstock costs, but few makers opted to reduce output, on concerns that customers would turn to other suppliers. Nonetheless, the negative margins have started to impact a number of producers and it remains to be seen if there are cutbacks to rates in the next quarter.
Demand in the third quarter was below expectations amid the escalation of the trade war between the US and China. Weak currencies against the US dollar also curb import demand across Asia. End-users did not want to keep much stocks as orders for end-products dwindled. Traders similarly kept low inventories in view of uncertain demand. The last leg of the manufacturing for export season in China in September failed to produce any significant uptick in demand.
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