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China Abrasive Materials Weekly Price (3rd -7th October): Factory Operating Rate Has Rebounded

After the Chinese National Day, the air pollution warnings in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and surrounding areas were successively cancelled. The white fused alumina manufacturers in Henan and Shandong Province began to resume production. There are still a small number of areas that have not been properly started production due to local policies. Among them, the rectification and afterwards check work of some white fused alumina manufacturers in the Xingyang area of Henan Province has come to an end, and the factories will be expected to start production before the end of the month if they pass acceptance inspection.

From the end of September to the beginning of October, the operating rate of white fused alumina manufacturers was generally low, and the supply of white fused alumina in the market was greatly reduced. Meanwhile, the downstream refractory materials factory and abrasive tools factory also reduced production due to relevant policies, and the procurement demand decreased accordingly. The overall market turnover was deserted. Before the Chinese National Day, the market price of white fused alumina remained stable. It is expected that the price will continue to operate smoothly in the coming week due to the overall environmental impact of the market.

This week, brown fused alumina producers in Guizhou, Henan, Shanxi and other places have resumed production, and the overall operating rate has rebounded. In Dengfeng area of Henan Province, except for the normal production of the five smelters which have passed the acceptance test, the rest of the smelting furnaces remained in a state of suspension; the power supply units in the Sanmenxia-Shaanxi Park were overhauled to implement the production restriction policy.

Throughout the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain, the high-grade aluminum bauxite prices continue to run at a high level, which further enhances the production cost of brown fused alumina, which has always been high, and has spurred the enthusiasm of manufacturers. The purchase of brown fused alumina is not very active, and the market turnover is sluggish. It is expected that the market price of brown fused alumina abrasives will remain stable in the coming week.

3. Black Silicon Carbide

This week, China's black silicon carbide market is overal stable. More than 20 manufacturers that have been rectified in Gansu have started normal production and shipments, and the market supply has gradually increased. Affected by the continued rise in the price of raw materials anthracite, the price of black silicon carbide continued to be stable and there was no room for decline.

4. Green Silicon Carbide

This week, the demand for green silicon carbide market did not increase significantly, and the market demand for products of different specifications and models differed greatly. Some producers in Xinjiang began to increase their inventory consciously. It is understood that the main reason is to solve the problem of winter production capacity and start stocking. Overall, products such as green silicon carbide bulk and granular sand have been relatively stable.

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