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- Weekly price reports
- News and market commentary
- In-depth annual studies
- Supply and demand data (up to 2030)
Use ICIS information to:
- Follow price fluctuations and drivers
- Monitor supply/demand dynamics
- Negotiate contracts using a direct price reference
- Input into your own internal analytical models
Styrene China Transcript
The styrene monomer (SM) China report is published weekly. It covers spot trading in the Chinese domestic and import market and gives users clear and timely price assessments, for East China ex-tank and South China delivered and cost and freight (CFR) China Main Port (CMP) prices.
The report gives readers in depth analysis and changes in China’s SM market. It also includes data of spot inventories in East China, the operating data of SM producers and downstream expandable polystyrene (EPS), polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) units.
This comprehensive view helps readers clearly understand the driving forces behind price changes. All the information in the report comes from our dedicated reporters who closely track trading and have a deep understanding of the SM market.
The report is used by our customers to establish their own pricing terms with suppliers or customers and to plan for the future. It is an important source of information which is very useful for their business requirements.
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Updated to Q4 2016
Styrene monomer (SM) prices in the Chinese domestic market increased in October, with downstream polystyrene (PS) and acryilitrate acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) processors were enjoying good margins and running at high rates, which boosted buying activities. The breach of contracts also forced buyers that were affected to secure spot cargoes, which improved buying sentiment and pushed up the prices.
In November, SM prices in the import market rose, while supply was expected to be tight because of subsequent faults at SM plants in China and other countries. This, coupled with higher domestic spot levels, supported by low inventories and emergence of short-covering activities, significantly pushed up the prices. In early December, SM price in domestic and import market continued to rise, supported by low inventories.
China styrene price report
Whether you are a buyer, seller or trader of Chinese styrene, ICIS ensures you have the pricing data you need to confidently negotiate contracts. Published on a weekly basis, our pricing report gives you access to the latest import and domestic spot prices, as well as expert commentary on supply/demand and production news, ensuring you have an overall view of the market.
China styrene monthly report
Dig deeper into why Chinese styrene prices moved with in-depth data and analysis of price trends. Our monthly reports includes all of the following:
- Data and analysis of monthly import, export and domestic price trends, broken down by region
- Supply analysis – a comparison between domestic production and imports
- Import and export volume and analysis, by origin/destination, arrival port and trading method
- Production and expansion schedule
- A review of prices from other regions, as well as price trends and analysis of upstream and downstream markets
China Styrene Annual Study
The China Styrene Annual Study is an in-depth report of the year’s developments and hot topics with a supply/demand outlook for the following year. It provides credible data and analysis to support your annual sales and strategy planning by giving you all of the following:
- 2014 market overview of Chinese styrene
- Downstream demand analysis and forecast
- Import market analysis and outlook
- Styrene price trend and regional supply and company profiles
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China styrene supply and demand data
The ICIS Supply and Demand Database provides a single, highly searchable source of detailed historical data as far back as 1978 and forecast data up until 2030 for styrene in China. 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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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Styrene, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.