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Updated to Q2 2018
Production in the US acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) market was steady in the second quarter, with no turnarounds or supply issues. Asian offers increased in April on lower than expected demand in China following the Lunar New Year holidays. By the end of April, Asian prices were on the rise and lower priced imports into the US dried up in May. South Korea was the largest ABS suppliers to the US market during the first four months of 2018, followed by Mexico.
Demand for ABS increased each month of the second quarter. Strong construction-related sectors and the automotive industry contributed heavily to the demand picture. Demand from the consumer electronic sector was also higher in the second quarter, but at similar levels to overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Demand in the second quarter is one of the highest quarters of the year. The lion’s share of US exports during the first four months of the year went to Mexico and Canada.
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