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Updated to Q3 2017
There were no production issues in the US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) market in the third quarter. One producer finished a turnaround at a US plant in June. As a result, lead-time on new orders at the start of the third quarter was around five weeks as the producer played catch up on production. The US is a net importer of ABS, and imports during the first seven months of 2017 were up by 5% year on year.
The third quarter began with strong sales in July. Generally, July sales are only about 70% of what they are in June. One reason for the uptick is sales was that there was some pent up demand in the market in June. Due to falling ABS prices in June, some buyers wanted to wait to place orders until they knew that prices had reached a floor. ABS exports during the first seven months of 2017 were up by 5% year on year.
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