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Updated to Q1 2017
Asia ABS prices remained on the uptrend in January and the first half of February, propelled by buoyant feedstock styrene monomer (SM) and butadiene (BD) values. Resin prices surged above $2,000/tonne CFR (cost & freight) northeast (NE) Asia in the first half of February, from the low $1,800s/tonne CFR NE Asia in early January. However, the uptrend soon fizzled out as demand for resins were weaker than expected after the Lunar New Year holidays. At the same time, traders and distributors were saddled with stocks as the expected strength in demand did not materialise. With the correction in SM and BD prices in late February, ABS prices declined to around $1,900/tonne CFR NE Asia in the first half of March. Buyers remained mostly unhurried as they expect prices to drift even lower in the near term, given that traders remained under pressure from inventory overhang and to move cargoes. Suppliers expect demand in China to pick up from April as manufacturing activities typically improve in the second quarter.
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