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Updated to Q2 2017
US Gulf styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) contract prices fell throughout the second quarter, tracking lower upstream costs as feedstock butadiene (BD) prices fell.
Spot prices also fell, tracking lower feedstock costs and weakening global SBR prices.
Domestic SBR capacity was reduced in the second quarter after a plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, closed. The owner filed for bankruptcy protection in early April and the plant was sold to another SBR producer in early June. Despite the closure, supply remained available as other producers increased operating rates to offset some of the lost volume. Increased imports also helped to make up the shortfall.
In the meantime, the US government has implemented preliminary antidumping duties (ADDs) on SBR imports from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland. A final decision is expected later in the year.
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