China Abrasive Materials Weekly Price (25th February -3rd March): Abrasive Price starts to increase!
This week, affected by many factors such as heavy pollution weather warning and insufficient power supply of enterprises, the overall stoppage rate of China's white fused alumina smelting enterprises is still high. Enterprises have delayed delivery of signed orders and it is estimated that the production tasks have been scheduled until late March. For now, the market is currently out of stock, and the spot is tight. It is expected that the price of white fused alumina in China will remain high in the coming week.
This week, Henan Zhengzhou, Jiaozuo, Yichuan and other places continuously issued red and yellow warnings of heavy pollution, and local brown fused alumina smelting enterprises stopped production. In addition, on February 20, Luoyang City issued the "Action Plan for the Prevention of Dust Pollution Prevention in the Spring of 2019". It is expected that by the end of May this year, the local brown corundum enterprises will be subject to centralized management. The environmental protection situation in the first half of 2019 will remain severe.
At present, the production of brown fused alumina in the Chinese market is at a high production cost and low inventory level, so the price of brown fused alumina remains high. In addition, in recent months, the price of bauxite in Guizhou has increased by nearly 150 yuan / ton. Due to the cost of calcination desulfurization and denitrification in the process of smelting bauxite is also increasing, and the cost of natural gas is raised, the overall cost of brown fused alumina is rising sharply. It is expected that from the beginning of March, the granular sand of some models of brown fused alumina in Guizhou area will have a rising space of about 200 yuan/ton due to factors such as production cost pressure.
3. Black Silicon Carbide
This week, the transaction price of China's black silicon carbide F16-100 was increased by 100 yuan / ton from last week. However, due to the high price, the downstream industry procurement companies have a wait-and-see attitude, and the market has no market price. The stalemate between supply and demand will continue in a short period of time.
4. Green Silicon Carbide
This week, the two domestic green silicon carbide production enterprises began to resume production in early March, and the price of green silicon carbide original block was raised by 300 yuan/ton. However, due to the current domestic production of only three green silicon carbide original block manufacturers, as the market demand recovers after the year, the supply of products is tight, and most of the downstream industry enterprises can only accept the price increase.