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Updated to Q4 2017
Tight supply in the Asian acrylonitrile (ACN) market eased in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017, following the completion of turnaround season and more deep-sea cargoes available in the market. The increasing supply exerted a downward pressure on the market. The falling prices in the domestic China market also dampened the buying interest. Meanwhile, major suppliers dropped prices to promote sales. Prices fell to an average of $1,750/tonne CFR NE Asia in late December from $1,900/tonne CFR NE Asia in early October.
Demand from the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) sector slowed down in Q4, but remained quite healthy with comfortable margins. The demand from acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) industry also performed quite well amid better-than-expected sales. However, the acrylic fibre (AF) consumption was sluggish amid the traditional off-peak season. Some regional AF producers even cut their plant operating rates due to high feedstock cost and said they would sell the feedstock instead of producing AF if they continued to lose money.
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