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Updated to Q4 2017
Production was somewhat limited over the quarter with a number of plant turnarounds scheduled over November and December. Shipping delays due to winter and congested ports have led to supply tightness in China with inventory levels plunging to multi-year lows. This was somewhat offset by steady inflow of cargoes from the US. Deep sea arrivals were estimated at around 40,000-60,000 tonnes a month over the period, higher than the 30,000-40,000 tonnes/month seen for Q3 this year. Robust margins kept operating rates in SM plants high.
Despite the seasonal manufacturing lull, demand for styrene from both end users and traders have been decent with downstream plants keeping run rates high. This was in part due to stock building in anticipation of the upcoming antidumping duties likely to be imposed on cargoes from South Korea, Taiwan, and the US, with downstream producers preferred to stock up on the end product instead. End user demand was also supported by reports that China will ban the import of some recycled plastics into the country, boosting demand for ABS and PS.
Asia Styrene Pricing Report
ICIS publishes daily and weekly price assessments, market news and analyses for the Asian styrene market, all in a single report subscription. Whether you are a buyer, trader or seller, our pricing information gives you access to time-sensitive deals, offers/bids and price movements. Historical pricing data is also available.
Our report includes all of the following:
- CFR (cost & freight) prices for southeast Asia, northeast Asia and China
- FOB (free on board) Korea prices
- East China ex-tank prices
- East China ex-tank forward prices
- Supply/demand and trading activity in the region
- Upstream ethylene and benzene markets
- Plant production/shutdown schedules
To provide a holistic view of prices, a subscription to the report gives you access to historical pricing data and a table of confirmed deal prices (CFR China) for the next three months, broken down into half months.
Global styrene supply and demand database
ICIS’ online database provides a single, highly searchable source of detailed historical data as far back as 1978 and forecast data up until 2030 for styrene around the globe. The service combines fully reconciled supply/demand, trade, capacity and ownership data to give you multiple views of the market from a global, regional or country specific perspective.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Styrene. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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