Latest Update: Rubber Bulletin — May 2022

Update: European SBR contract prices for April rose strongly along with feedstock costs. SBR demand has been supported by the lack of Russian supply since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. US SBR contract prices for May also rose owing to higher styrene costs. Elsewhere, the UK government has recently announced an additional import tariff of 35% on Russian rubber, including BR, SBR and polyisoprene rubber (IR) as part of a second round of sanctions against Russia.

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