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Market Update

October 2021

Demand during the pandemic has been rather mixed for SAN. Some markets have clearly gained, such as household goods, appliances, and construction. And these sectors continued to find support in October. And given the rise in infections in some countries, asymmetry in spending patterns will continue to boost demand for polymers, including SAN. Despite the support, recent data suggests some slowdowns.
The construction sector dipped in negative territory in August compared to August last year. This is the first negative reading since March. The durable consumer goods sector also turned negative in August. And while the industrial sector showed positive numbers, the trend shows the recovery was slowing down.
Despite the data signalling an ease in the recovery, market feedback in these markets was still relatively upbeat in October. On the other hand, given the multitude of applications for SAN, the pandemic has also caused some reduction in demand from some segments which are still not recovering.
As mentioned in previous reports, catering, such as for transport, and for conferences, has been particularly affected by the pandemic. However, players in these markets reported better conditions but noted activity remains far below pre-pandemic levels. Overall, demand remained adequate in October and balanced with supply.

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