ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Styrene butadiene rubber markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
Updated to Q1 2020
SBR supply is expected to be long in the first quarter of 2020 in Asia because of ample deep-sea supply and additional supply from China. Deep-sea suppliers from Europe, Russia and the Middle East will continue tapping on export opportunities in Asia. Major Chinese SBR makers are also expected to increase their exports to southeast Asia where several major Chinese tyre makers have set up production facilities amid the trade friction with the US.
Demand is expected to remain soft in Asia in the first quarter of 2020 because of slowing growth in China and other Asian economies amid the ongoing trade tensions between China and the US. Declining auto sales in China, the world’s largest auto market, will weigh on demand for SBR, a major feedstock in the production of tyres. The slump in the auto sector in India is also expected to continue to weigh on demand for SBR.
We offer the following regional Styrene butadiene rubber coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Styrene butadiene rubber marketplace.
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