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Updated to Q4 2016
Despite downward pressure in feedstock styrene prices at the beginning of the quarter, European acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) prices remained stable and even moved up a bit as a result of healthy demand.
In November, prices followed styrene’s upward trend, although sources on the buy side could not identify the reason behind the increase as demand started softening, following the normal seasonal trend.
As the year's end approaches, players are cautiously eyeing the December feedstock styrene contract settlement amid market talk that it could increase by three-digits on the back of higher Asian styrene numbers and the euro/dollar exchange rate.
Sources on the producers’ side said a €50-60/tonne increase would appear more reasonable and easier for customers to understand and accept during negotiations. If a significant increase takes place in December, there could be an increase of Asian ABS imports into Europe, they said.
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