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Neoprene Rubber Price Trend and Forecast
Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Neoprene Rubber in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Neoprene Rubber Price Trend for the October - December of 2023
The trajectory of the last quarter of 2023 clearly showed the effects of the increase in import activities and the decline in the outlook for neoprene rubber demand. Still, the Asian market fared better than the global market, especially in China.
The condition of neoprene rubber market in India was, however, feeble but the Japanese and Indonesian markets showed slight improvements in their market dynamics. India hit a new low in the most recent quarter, which worried traders and pushed them to decrease their neoprene rubber prices. The oscillations in the price trend of neoprene rubber were further amplified by the tire industries' downward spiral.
In December 2023, neoprene rubber prices in Germany declined by a huge percentage as it was influenced by the unfavorable cost of natural gas. In addition to this, the automotive sector faced several challenges with a significant double-digit percentage decrease in new car registrations.
The European countries further experienced persistent rise in inflation due to which the German economy shrank by 0.3% in the last quarter of 2023. On similar grounds, German construction activity continued to decline in 2023 due to market uncertainty, high-interest rates, and decreased demand, contributing to the overall bearish trend in neoprene rubber prices.
Due mostly to decreased pricing from key exporting countries in Asia and Europe, neoprene rubber prices in the U.S. market showed a fall after stumbling throughout the fourth quarter of 2023. Economic difficulties surfaced despite a favorable trend in U.S. car sales.
The sustained momentum of car sales alone was not able to take the neoprene rubber prices upwards as the sharp decline in the number of new orders of other downstream industries indicated problems in both domestic and foreign demand.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Neoprene Rubber are estimated to be bearish in the forthcoming quarters as the scenario of downstream industries and global economy do not offer much relief to the pricing fundamentals.
Neoprene Rubber Price Trend for the July-September of 2023
The Asian neoprene rubber market witnessed consistent fluctuations during the third quarter of the year 2023. After having a strong start at the beginning of the quarter in July’23, the neoprene rubber prices faltered in the next month. The market costs of feedstock chloroprene and the downstream demands from the consumption sectors drove these fluctuations in the neoprene rubber price graph.
Since the consuming industries were posing good demands initially, the suppliers made bulk purchases anticipating higher revenues; however, contrary to this anticipation, the market demands slid in the following month, taking the price trend down along with them. So, after these fluctuations for the majority of the period, the price graph almost plateaued at the end of the quarter as the gap between supply and demand dynamics reduced considerably. Overall, mixed market sentiments were observed.
Following in the Asian footsteps, the European neoprene rubber market also exhibited varied price trend in the entire period of Q3’23. The first half of the quarter was relatively more inclined than the second half of the quarter.
The high demands led suppliers to increase supplies which saturated the inventories. This gradually became the down-pushing factor for neoprene rubber price trend in the later months of the quarter. So, the general market sentiments were wavering throughout the quarter.
The North American neoprene rubber market could not behave any differently than other global markets as the prices here, too fluctuated in a similar manner. After elevating initially, the price graph faltered from the middle of the quarter onwards.
According to Procurement Resource, the Neoprene Rubber market is going to remain demand-driven going forward as well. The price trend will likely continue to fluctuate.
Neoprene Rubber Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
The neoprene rubber prices in the first quarter rose till February and then declined in March. This abrupt fall was due to the introduction of Tesla in the automotive sector, which caused a pricing war in the region with the local manufacturers. This led to the fall in the prices of automobiles and the de-stocking of products that negatively impacted the price trend of neoprene rubber. However, the second quarter proved to be in favor of the rise in the neoprene rubber market. Increased procurement of the product from the tires sector, high procurements from the pharmaceutical and automotive sectors, and a significant incline in industrial activities supported the surge in the price trend of neoprene rubber.
The price trend of neoprene rubber grew steadily in the first quarter of 2023, as it was supported by the rise in demand from the downstream industries. Industrial activities saw a rise in their production rates and sales as the sectors seemed to be on a recovery path after a long stretch of stagnancy. But the second quarter was not in favor of this inclining trajectory as the neoprene rubber market witnessed a gradual fall in its prices. The industrial sector lost momentum, and with the decline in energy and production costs, the price trend of neoprene rubber fell.
In North America, the prices of neoprene rubber fluctuated throughout the first and second quarters of 2023. Initially, the trend rose with the recovery of the automobile sector and the enhanced influx of semiconductors in the market, but the closure of two major banks in the US caused economic stress on the industrial sector. The surge in inflation and, in turn, the interest rates and the shortage of semiconductors in the second quarter negatively impacted the prices of neoprene rubber.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Neoprene Rubber is estimated to follow a mixed trajectory as the demand from the automotive sector looks uncertain amid the challenging global economic conditions.
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Neoprene rubber has high flexibility, durability, and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. This rubber is thus widely employed in the production of wet suits, industrial sealants, automotive components, sports equipment, medical products, and other related items. Its versatility stems from its ability to maintain elasticity across a broad temperature range, making it valuable in industries requiring protective and resilient materials.
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The emulsion polymerization reaction of chloroprene at specific temperature and pressure gives neoprene rubber.
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