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Updated to Q2 2018
European styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) supply was fairly well balanced in the second quarter, with no great pull for export material into Asia as prices in the region were weighed down by weak natural rubber prices. European sellers favoured the US arbitrage window over Asia due to higher US prices. There was some increased export demand from South Africa after Karbochem ceased production. The HIP petrohimija's SBR planned turnaround taking place in Serbia had little impact on domestic European supply.
European SBR demand was steady-to-firm in the second quarter, which is traditionally a period of high demand in the tyre sector. Spot demand fluctuated throughout the quarter and was fairly quiet in places. Demand improved in May compared to April with industrial and agricultural tyre demand performing quite well. In the non-tyre sector, belting demand was also considered healthy. In certain non-tyre applications such as hoses, demand was lower than expected in some cases.
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