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Updated to Q4 2016
Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) contracts for October and November settled at double-digit increases, depending on grade and account, due to upward butadiene (BD) feedstock increases.
SBR spot prices edged higher, continuing an upward pricing trend which started several months ago. This was due to rebounding BD prices in Asia and triple-digit hikes in natural rubber (NR) prices since the start of November, which lifted export demand from Europe to Asia.
In December, the BD contract price rolled over although opinions on the direction of pricing expectations differed before the settlement was announced. Tyre demand was said to be subdued and is expected to taper off around mid-December due to the holiday period.
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