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Styrene butadiene rubber US Transcript
The US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) report is a weekly assessment of contract and spot prices for 1502 non-oil grade and 1712 oil extended grade product. Information in the report includes input from buyers, sellers and traders, as well as a comprehensive look at the upstream and downstream factors that can influence pricing.
Details about feedstock butadiene are also highlighted since this has a huge impact on pricing and market sentiment.
The ICIS report is an essential source of information providing producers and consumers with up to date market conditions affecting SBR.
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Updated to Q4 2016
US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices rose in the fourth quarter, pressured up by higher costs for main feedstock butadiene (BD).
Otherwise, overall supply and demand remained mostly steady, with domestic production and imports continuing to be plentiful for domestic consumption. Sources said they had seen some growth this year – although only slight. Nevertheless, the market typically begins slowing down toward the year for the wintertime lull and as participants tend to keep lean inventories for tax purposes.
The US SBR market did see one phenomenon toward the end of the year. Asia SBR prices had been high because of high feedstock BD costs, as well as high prices for natural rubber (NR), which can be a substitute for SBR in the production of tyres. The wide price gap between the US and Asia enabled some suppliers to export to Asia amid an open arbitrage.
In the meantime, market participants are waiting for the preliminary determination in an antidumping investigation regarding imports of emulsion SBR from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland. A preliminary determination is expected in late December, with final determinations expected during the first half of 2017.
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