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Updated to Q1 2017
In mid-January, all major North American expandable polystyrene (EPS) producers separately nominated increases of 5 cents/lb. The effective dates of the increases were 15 January, 23 January and 1 February.
The increases were in addition to the implementation of separate price increase initiatives of 5 cents/lb on 15 December by all the major producers.
Canadian EPS producer NOVA Chemicals revised its previously nominated increase of 5 cents/lb ($110/tonne), effective 1 March, to 12 cents/lb, according to the producer’s letter to customers on 13 February.
On 6 February, Mexican EPS producer Styropek, which separately nominated an additional increase of up to 10 cents/lb effective 1 March – on top of its previously announced increase of 5 cents/lb – stated that it was raising prices because of feedstock styrene.
Surging styrene spot prices have pushed prices in downstream markets higher this year, and especially since the end of January.
March prices are still in the process of being settled.
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