ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing -- The China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) has published a comprehensive listing of raw materials prices in various cities in China. The listing covers July prices of polymers including NBR, EPDM, butyl, butadiene and SBR as well as chemicals such as insoluble sulphur; calcium carbonate; various accelerators, anti-oxidants; steelcord; beadwire; nylon and various grades of carbon black.
The prices are tracked in seven cities including Beijing, Qingdao, Hubei and Guangzhou, and are listed in yuan/tonne. The region of origin of each material is also given -- the vast majority of materials are of Chinese origin. In many cases, those familiar with the different materials will be able to identify the vendor from this information.
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News story from CRIA (Chinese language)
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