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Updated to Q2 2018
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) production in Europe remained constant throughout Q1, with no known production issues affecting availability. However, after the Chinese government banned the import of scrap plastics at the beginning of the year, some buyers said offers from sellers in Asia dropped significantly as players in that region sold greater volumes of prime material into China, leaving less volume available for export to Europe.
Demand in the European ABS market in Q1 increased, even though demand in December of 2017 had been strong and prices had risen in each month of Q4. Demand tends to be strongest for ABS in Q1 with the automotive and electrical appliances sectors across Europe driving much of that buying.
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