China Abrasive Materials Weekly Price (30Nov-6Dec): Environmental enforcement continues to intensify
Since mid-November, the halt production of the white fused alumina in Zhengzhou, Xingyang, Xinmi, Sanmenxia areas in Henan Province has become regular during periods of heavy pollution. As the date for the resumption of production is still unclear, some factories in Henan Province plan to increase the price of white fused alumina, and some factories in Shandong Province intend to follow the trend.
With the recent normalization of environmental control in Henan Province, local brown fused alumina production companies have mostly focused on depleting inventory since the suspension of production in November. The current market spot supply is tightening, and the resumption date has been delayed, so some companies plan to increase their price in the next week. In addition, it is reported that as the market suppliers have no inventory pressure at present, brown fused alumina price may also be raised in Guizhou, Chongqing and other places.
Recently, environmental protection inspections in Gansu Province have been intensified, and corporate investment in environmental protection has continued to increase. Coupled with the continued high prices of raw materials such as anthracite, it is expected that in the coming week, the price of black silicon carbide is still prone to rise.
This week, given that the prices of raw materials such as petcoke and anthracite continue to stay at a high level, China's green silicon carbide producers have further increased their willingness to increase prices.