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11:34 AM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Prices U.S.: General purpose, 77 cts/lb del May contracts; 79 cts/lb, June contracts; 75-76.75 cts/lb fob, spot EUROPE: General purpose, €1,350-€1,430/m.t. del, June contracts; $1,560-$1,580/m.t. fob, spot ASIA/PACIFIC: General purpose, $1,465-$1,508/m.t. cfr, spot; high impact $1,505-$1,558 cfr, spot Outlook World polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to grow at roughly 2%/year, through 2011, says SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park, CA). China will drive growth with demand expected to rise 5.9% by 2011, SRIC says. Demand in North America and Western Europe...

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