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Updated to Q2 2017
The European acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) market saw strong demand and healthy supply through most of the second quarter.áPrices dropped significantly in April and May from record highs experienced in March, following decreases in the monthly costs of feedstocks styrene and butadiene. May in particular saw ABS decrease, offering relief to buyers and helping to spur demand higher for the rest of the quarter.
Supply managed to keep pace with demand into the start of June, despite technical issues causing a shutdown at one of INEOS StyrolutionÆs ABS production lines in Antwerp, Belgium, at the end of May. Competitive prices were heard from Asia through much of the quarter, but the timing of deliveries and the limited volumes on offer had little impact on the European market, although some downward price pressure was noticeable moving into the end of the second quarter.
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