China Abrasive Materials Weekly Price (21st -27th October): Factories Operating Rate Further Decline
This week, due to the early warning of heavy pollution, the operating rate of domestic white fused alumina production enterprises further declined. However, considering the slow downstream purchase demand at home and abroad, the market turnover is slow, and the price of white fused alumina is still running smoothly. It is expected that in the coming week, due to factors such as high production costs and low operating rates, the price of white fused alumina will remain stable.
This week, affected by the decline in demand in the downstream abrasives market, brown fused alumina producers began to initiatively reduce production to avoid high inventory. In addition, Henan Province will fully implement the “Environmental Protection Dispatching System” in the near future, and it is strictly forbidden to take “one size fits all” approach for enterprises that meet the environmental protection standard. Although this has brought policy guarantees for normal production of enterprises this winter, enterprises are still cautious of the specific implementation situation. It is expected that the price of brown fused alumina will remain stable in the coming week due to production costs.
3. Black Silicon Carbide
This week, the supply of black silicon carbide in Gansu Province continued to grow, and some enterprises are still considering further increase in production in the current downstream market. Affected by this, the price of black silicon carbide products has shown signs of weakening.
4. Green Silicon Carbide
This week, the overall performance of China's green silicon carbide market was stable, and the prices of green silicon carbide original blocks, granular sand and fine powder continued to be stable.