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Updated to Q2 2017
June US expandable polystyrene (EPS) prices decreased by around 4 cents/lb, buyers and sellers confirmed. The price drop in June follows decreases totalling 9 cents/lb in April and May. Second-quarter price drops roughly equal the amount that prices jumped in March.
Producers separately raised prices by 12-15 cents/lb in March, as feedstock styrene prices surged to levels not seen since before 2000. Even after the second consecutive month of price drops in May, moulders expected another round of price drops in June. Many moulders chose to operate on inventories rather than place new orders.
Demand improved in June, market sources said, as most moulders finally ran out of inventory, one source added. Additionally, as styrene spot prices started to strengthen in May, many customers thought it was a good time to buy. Small Canadian EPS producers in June were selling EPS at aggressive prices. One importer of Asian material said that is making it difficult to compete into various customers. There was discussion about June EPS prices hitting a floor, but there was no actual discussion about July prices.
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