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China’s import ABS market stabilizes amidst talks of higher prices

The upward momentum in China’s import ABS market has ended in the past week, following the softening trend in the monomer markets in the region. In Asia, the spot styrene market has softened around...

  • 21.02.2017

Tax removal on white goods stimulates ABS demand in Turkey

In early February, Turkey’s Ministry of Finance announced that it would remove the special consumption tax on white goods for three months in a bid to support domestic demand...

  • 13.02.2017

Taiwanese producer applies further ABS hikes to China, holds PS stable

Traders operating in China reported that a Taiwanese producer implemented further hikes on their ABS prices as of today while...

  • 13.02.2017

Taiwanese ABS producer applies hefty hikes to Turkey

Turkey’s import ABS market retained its bullish trend as of early February. A Taiwanese major issued $...

  • 09.02.2017

Taiwanese producer lifts PS, ABS prices to China

A trader based in China reported that a Taiwanese producer implemented significant increases on their PS and ABS offers to China’s market...

  • 08.02.2017

China’s polymer markets open post-holiday period on a firm note

According to players in China, the polymer markets in the country have opened the post-Chinese New Year holiday period on a firmer note in line with earlier expectations based on...

  • 07.02.2017

Import ABS prices break above $2000/ton threshold in China

China’s import ABS market opened the post-Chinese New Year holiday period on a bullish note as expected amidst...

  • 06.02.2017

Third consecutive month with three digit hikes in European PS, ABS markets

European PS and ABS markets witness another round of three digit hikes in February following higher styrene and butadiene contracts. This has become the third consecutive month with massive hikes in PS and ABS markets, although the increases revealed by two major styrenics producers in Europe...

  • 06.02.2017

European producers announce PS, ABS prices for Feb

Major styrenics producers in Europe revealed their February prices with increases following higher monomer settlements...

  • 03.02.2017

Turkey’s 2016 polymer imports steady; record highs for PP, PE and ABS

Turkey’s overall polymer imports in 2016 were mostly steady from the record of 2015. Some polymers including homo PP, PE and ABS raised their market sizes and hit a record high in 2016 while PVC, PS and EPS imports contracted on the year, offsetting the gains in...

  • 03.02.2017

Locally-held ABS trades below imports in Turkey

Import ABS prices followed a bullish trend since late November last year while the increasing trend gained momentum in...

  • 02.02.2017

China’s Dec polymer imports rise 19.6% on year

According to data from Chinese Customs, the country’s total polymer imports rose by around...

  • 25.01.2017

European players: ABS supply tightens on uncompetitive imports

ABS players in Europe reported that supplies are tightening in Europe as buyers switch to use local material instead of...

  • 24.01.2017

Taiwanese producer raises PS, ABS offers to China

A trader in China reported that a Taiwanese producer implemented fresh increases on their ABS and PS offers from...

  • 24.01.2017

Korean PS, ABS producers reveal February hikes to Turkey

In Turkey, two South Korean PS producers revealed their fresh offers for February cargos with $...

  • 20.01.2017

European ABS buyers cautious amidst strong hikes

Following higher styrene and butadiene settlements, ABS prices emerged with increases of up to €100/ton compared to December...

  • 17.01.2017

Delta between China’s import ABS and HIPS prices hit all-time high

The gap between import ABS and HIPS markets hit the highest levels since ChemOrbis began keeping records in late December 2011 for the ABS market in the country...

  • 17.01.2017

Taiwanese ABS prices hit new threshold in Turkey

Import ABS prices continued to post increases given the pressure from rising costs in Turkey. A trader reported receiving additional hikes of $...

  • 16.01.2017

China’s import ABS market breaks above $1900/ton threshold

In line with the ongoing rally in butadiene prices, China’s import ABS market rose above the $1900/ton threshold to be quoted at a range of $...

  • 11.01.2017

Skyrocketing butadiene costs continue to support ABS in Asia, Europe

Spot butadiene costs have been on a bullish run for more than a month both in Asia and Europe. This rally considerably pulled up the ABS market in Asia in December although the market has stabilized recently. An opposite situation has been in place in Europe, where the ABS market was...

  • 11.01.2017

Ineos Styrolution announces Jan ABS prices higher to Europe

According to a statement on the company’s website, Ineos Styrolution announced its ABS prices to Europe with €...

  • 10.01.2017

European PS, ABS boosted by costs amid low demand

In Europe, rising feedstock costs continue to pull PS and ABS prices higher. Some players expect this upward momentum in upstream markets to continue...

  • 10.01.2017

European producers announce PS, ABS prices for Jan

Major styrenics producers in Europe revealed their January prices with increases following higher monomer settlements...

  • 05.01.2017

Taiwanese producer cuts PS, ABS offers to China

A trader in China reported that a Taiwanese producer implemented decreases on their ABS and PS offers from...

  • 04.01.2017

Turkey’s Nov polymer imports rise 17% on month, fall 4% on year

According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s total polymer imports rose 17% in November on a monthly basis to...

  • 30.12.2016

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