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Updated to Q2 2021
PS supply in Q2 is expected to remain sufficient but has recently become more snug. Production will likely remain close to full utilisation rates in most regional countries, despite edging lower for some producers amid higher prices for monomer imports. Material for exports is less available than normal. A strong US dollar will reduce interest for imported material.
Latin America regional PS demand in Q2 will likely remain higher for non-woven material and single-use plastics for sanitary purposes. Increased substitution away from polypropylene due to supply constraints may be temporary but is marginally raising demand for PS for the near term. Increased carry-out food purchases, robust appliances sales, and home improvement projects all support higher demand.
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