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Carbon Black

8:34 AM MST | January 19, 2009

Prices U.S.: 49 cts-53 cts/lb, ex-works, contract Europe: €763-€801/m.t., ex-works, contract Asia: $938-$995/m.t., ex-works, contract Outlook Global carbon black demand was 9.4 million m.t. in 2007 and is forecast to grow 4.2%/year to 11.6 million m.t. by 2012, says SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park, CA). However, weakened global demand, particularly in the auto sector, is expected to dampen growth in 2009 and perhaps longer, SRIC says. China is likely to remain the country with the highest demand growth rate, followed closely by India, says Kim K. T...

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