Are raw material prices for rubber stabilizing?

This new price index is elaborated by RADO Gummi in Germany and presented by the German magazine Dicht. It shows a healty tendency towards a stabilization in costs for the most common materials.The base of the index the value 1,0 of SBR.

Base  Price index Price evolution
SBR 1.0
EPDM 1.0
NBR 1.3
NR 1.0
CR 1.5
VMQ 1.6
ECO 1.7
IIR 2.2
AEM 2.1
ACM 2.4
AU/EU 5.6
HNBR 7.2
FKM 8.2
FVMQ 14.6

Symbols: ^ increase, — same price, ↓ decrease

Source: DICHT 03-2012

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