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Updated to Q2 2018
Spot availability was limited in the second quarter of the year, with most of the SBR plants running at reduced rates due to cost pressures. Rising key feedstock butadiene prices had severely eroded or negated the margins of the SBR makers, thus prompting several SBR plants to shut down or run at reduced rates. SBR plants in China, South Korea and Taiwan were forced to cut their production output due to the surge in the feedstock costs.
Demand for SBR was soft as small and medium sized tyre factories switched to natural rubber (NR), a lower priced substitute. SBR and NR are substitute feedstocks and their price movements tend to impact each other. Lower prices of NR weighed down on the demand for SBR. Talk of a trade war between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, dampened the market sentiment. China is the world’s largest automotive market and the US, a key automotive manufacturer.
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