China Abrasive Materials Weekly Price (11th-17th Jan): Henan faces heavy air pollution alert again
This week, affected by the continuous increase in the price of raw material alumina, China's white fused alumina manufacturers intend to keep the price stable. It is expected that the price of white fused alumina will remain stable in the coming week.
According to the results of the air quality consultation, Zhengzhou City is expected to have a heavy air pollution from January 18th to 24th. According to the government notice, it has been decided to raise the heavy pollution yellow warning to orange warning from 18:00 on January 18, 2021. Enterprises are asked to suspend or restrict production in accordance with the "One Factory One Policy".
This week, due to severe overseas epidemics, Europe, Japan and other countries have implemented the highest level of city lockdown control measures. The export market has almost stagnated, and the domestic market demand is also showing signs of weakening. The operation rate of enterprises has remained at a low level, and factories focus on deliverying old customer orders and accept new orders cautiously. Thus, brown fused alumina prices remain stable. Although the current market demand is weak, the relationship between supply and demand in the market tends to be balanced. It is expected that in the coming week, brown fused alumina prices may continue to remain firm.
This week, supported by the cost of raw materials, the price of black silicon carbide in China remained stable.
This week, although the price of raw material petroleum coke continued to rise, the price of green silicon carbide in China continued to run steadily because downstream customers did not accept the price increase. In addition, some green silicon carbide manufacturers in Xinjiang will cease production on January 25 due to the Spring Festival holiday, and plan to resume production on March 1. It is expected that green silicon carbide price may maintain stable operation during this period.