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Updated to Q4 2018
US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) supply was stable during the fourth quarter, between domestic production and imported material. Production capacity in the Americas increased at the beginning of 2018, as INEOS Styrolution increased the capacity at its plant in Mexico by 70,000 tonnes/year to 180,000 tonnes/year. US ABS prices weakened in November and December amid persistently falling prices for imports from Asia and the sharp decline on benzene prices. South Korea is the largest ABS supplier to the US, followed by Mexico and Taiwan.
Demand typically drops off in November and December due to seasonality factors, and that was the case in 2018 as well. The largest ABS demand sector is electronic/electrical, followed by appliance parts. As a net importer, the US imports about twice the volume that it exports. Primary destinations for exports in the fourth quarter were Mexico and Canada, followed by Belgium, Spain and China.
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