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Having access to price movements of elastomers and C4s and keeping pace with price drivers of these markets can help you optimise your raw material sourcing and ultimately your profit margins.

ICIS provides a broad coverage of the rubber markets, including styrene butadiene rubber, polybutadiene rubber, and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber.

Our global pricing data, news and analytics enable you to develop a data-driven pricing and procurement strategy. Backed by a global team of market editors and consultants, our data, insights, and price and supply demand forecast analyses are verified and accurate, addressing questions such as:

  • What are the current trade prices of rubber / elastomers you buy?
  • What type of elastomer can deliver maximum profitability?
  • Are you sourcing your materials at the best price and at the best time?
  • How will the overall rubber trading dynamics affect your material inventory, usage and pricing scheme?

Short-term price and market outlook:
What are the weekly prices of key elastomers?

ICIS pricing reports provide regional price assessments of key rubber chemicals that are traded regionally and globally. They are published weekly, enabling you to keep track of trading prices, understand price drivers/fluctuations and have a reliable benchmark for contract price settlements.

Report coverage

  • Spot and contract price assessments, including feedstock
  • Price history
  • Market commentary on trends and developments
  • Transactions reported and confirmed
  • Plant and production news

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Mid-to-long term planning:
What are the forecast prices for styrene in the next 12 months?

ICIS consultants forecast the likely trade prices of styrene in the coming 12 months, based on the supply and demand dynamics and market developments.

Report coverage:

  • Price forecasts: Rolling 12-month view of pricing, including current prices and expected price trends.
  • Raw materials: Current data on the upstream feedstock prices affecting commodity market prices and margins.
  • Supply and demand balances: Historical and forecast data on supply and demand balances to support your decisions on production plans and operating rates.

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Will there be supply/demand imbalances over the long run that can affect prices of elastomers?

ICIS Supply and Demand data enables you to gain a mid-to-long term view of key chemical markets.

It offers a breakdown of:

  • Global/regional import and export volumes
  • Production vs capacity
  • Producing companies by country
  • Trade balances
  • Historical and forecast data (1978-2030)

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Webinar: Butadiene and Rubber 2017 Outlook

SBR prices peaked just after the Chinese New Year but have since been falling. It is set to plummet further in April due to Butadiene cost. With these recent volatile movements, market players need to be ready for uncertainty and build strategies to cope with a variety of scenarios.

ICIS butadiene and rubber market experts, Helen Yan and Judith Wang, look at what the year ahead may bring for the Asian markets with a focus on:

  • Drivers of price trend
  • Supply, demand and production
  • China’s vehicle market
  • Challenges facing Asian market

Elastomer commodities we cover include:

Elastomer commodities we cover include:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber-Nitrile Rubber
  • Polybutadiene Rubber
  • Caprolactam
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber

Other chemical commodities we cover include:

  • Benzene
  • Butadiene / C4s
  • Ethylene
  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
  • Mono Ethylene Glycol
  • Styrene

And more…

Contact a sales representative to enquire about our full coverage.