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The acrylic market rose slightly this week (10.15-10.19)

First, the price trend

According to the data of the business community, the market price of acrylic acid increased slightly this week, the market performance was more active, the overall inventory of the market was controllable, and the tight supply provided by the manufacturer overhaul provided strong support for the price. 10100-10300 yuan / ton, and the space for negotiation is limited.

Second, the market analysis

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Product: Jinan Century Tongda Chemical Co., Ltd. price increased slightly, the acid is 9,500 yuan / ton, refined acid 10,000 yuan / ton; Jiangsu Jurong Chemical Co., Ltd. acrylic acid price between the districts, the acid is 10,100 yuan / ton, refined acid 11,000 yuan / Ton. The specific transaction price, the actual single talk.

Industry chain: Domestic propylene prices have started to fall this week. The market supply is relatively plentiful. Most of them are mainly rigid transactions. The enthusiasm of downstream enterprises has been weakened, and the market mentality has been adjusted. The price is 10,000-10150 yuan/ton.

Third, the market outlook

Acrylic analysts in the business community believe that the domestic supply of acrylic acid is tight, some suppliers have equipment maintenance, and the market price has warmed up. It is expected that the focus of the acrylic market will move upwards in the short term, and the price will fluctuate between communities.

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China’s domestic phenol market continues to rise on October 10

Yesterday, the phenol market continued its upward trend. Sinopec’s bills were raised by 400-500 yuan/ton as scheduled, and the implementation of 11900-12000 yuan/ton. As of yesterday, the market offers were as follows: The mainstream reference for supply in the East China region rose to 12,200 yuan / ton, Yanshan and Shandong regions followed the petrochemical rise, the market offer was at 12,100 yuan / ton, the Henan region has a high price The offer price was high, and the market execution was 12,400 yuan/ton. Although the market in the early period of the previous offer was inconsistent, the East China market continued to rise, and the confidence of the holders increased to 12,400 yuan/ton. At present, the mentality of the national traders continues to improve. Although the petrochemical manufacturers in the department are still heavy, but the holders are still over-reporting, the downstream is still purchasing on demand. It is expected that the market will continue to rise. At present, the offer in East China is 12,200 yuan/ton.

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The price of yellow phosphorus continued to rise this week (9.17-9.21)

First, the price trend

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This week, the factory price of yellow phosphorus continued to rise. The mainstream quotation of the market has a trend of close to 15,000 yuan/ton. The main producing area is Yunnan. The large-scale production enterprises temporarily accumulate inventory, with very few external shipments, and the market supply is reduced. Phosphorus prices are on the rise. At present, there is still room for market upside, manufacturers are limited to ship, and the confidence to wait for the high price is sufficient. Relatively speaking, the other major producers are reluctant to sell.

Second, the market analysis

Products: The price of yellow phosphorus in the previous period almost fell below 14,000 yuan / ton. The market was affected by the high price of coke and graphite electrodes, and the price was raised. The overall operating rate of the market has decreased. Most of the manufacturers have run upside down during the wet season this year. At present, they are reluctant to sell and have a strong mentality. The downstream inquiries were positive this week, but the overall market volume was not high, and the company’s operating rate was about 40%. Considering that the yellow phosphorus enterprises accounted for the majority of loss operations this year, it is expected that some of the restricted enterprises will be willing to resume normal sales when the price of yellow phosphorus is close to 15,000 yuan/ton.

Industry chain: The price of phosphate ore in the upstream of this week remained at a high level, and the price of high-grade phosphate rock was generally raised by 20-30 yuan/ton. The installation started normally and the supply was tight. Coke prices have risen and the recent increase has exceeded 15%. The downstream phosphate market price has recently recovered, and the ammonium phosphate stocks are low, driving the downstream demand of phosphoric acid. The terminal phosphorus fertilizer will usher in the winter storage procurement season in late September, but the overall domestic ammonium phosphate and phosphoric acid operating rate is still low, and it is difficult in the short term. Pulling demand for yellow phosphorus.

Third, the market outlook

Yellow Phosphorus analysts of the Chemical Industry Chemicals Branch believe that the current cost support of Huang Pho is very strong. The downstream purchases are weak, leading to a fierce bidding for suppliers. Recently, downstream demand has rebounded, and yellow phosphorus prices still have room for growth.

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Styrene prices fell this week (9.10-9.14)

First, the price trend

Styrene prices fell this week. According to business community data: this Monday (September 10) sample company price is 11729.17 yuan / ton, this Friday (September 14) sample business price at 11554.17 yuan / ton, a decrease of 1.49%, the price is lower than last year It rose by 2.81% over the same period.

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Second, market analysis

Product: The styrene market fell this week. On September 10, East China styrene closed at 11,720-11,750 yuan / ton, September 13, 11580-11,630 yuan / ton, down 140 yuan / ton, the above is Zhangjiagang out of the tank price. On September 10, South China styrene closed at 11,900 yuan / ton, and on September 13, 11,850 yuan / ton, down 50 yuan / ton, the above factory sent the price. Daqing Petrochemical’s 230,000 tons/year plant stopped on July 23 and has restarted as planned. Styrene stocks have increased, trading volume is not high, and prices have fallen.

Industry chain: The price of pure benzene in the upstream fell. The price at the beginning of the week was 7255.25 yuan/ton, and the weekend was 7106.25 yuan/ton, a decrease of 2.07%. No styrene cost support was given. The downstream PS shock consolidation, EPS prices fell slightly, the downstream companies operating rates in general, on-demand procurement, styrene market fell.

Third, the market outlook

In the second half of the year, the domestic styrene plant restarted more, and was affected by the trade war. The business analysts thought that the styrene market was mainly consolidating, and it was not possible to rule out a small drop. The market should pay more attention to the market and the trend of the futures market

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Russia’s exports of aluminum and copper increased from January to July, but nickel exports fell

Moscow, September 7th, data released by Russian customs show that Russia’s aluminum and copper exports increased from January to July 2018, but nickel exports fell.

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The following is the Russian export details of aluminum, nickel and copper from January to July 2018 provided by the Customs Service of the Russian Federation:

January-July 2018 January-July 2017
Export volume (1000 tons) Export volume (million USD) Export volume (1000 tons) Export value (million USD)
Copper 380.0 2,537.3 316.6 1,798.8
Nickel 77.1 1,062.1 81.7 767.7
Aluminum 1,754.8 3,183.6 1,708.3 2,824.0

Nickel prices fell sharply by 2.94% on September 3

According to the nickel price monitoring of the business community, the spot price of nickel on September 3 was 107131.25 yuan/ton, down 2.94% from the previous day and up 15.13% year-on-year.

Nickel prices have always been swaying with new energy demand and performing well. Although the trade war has been in full swing, nickel prices have been dominated by high prices. Today, it suddenly fell sharply. On the one hand, Trump expects the news of the increase of tariffs to continue to ferment. In the morning, the blacks drastically dragged down the overall market sentiment. On the other hand, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Development Center released 30 car companies to be stopped. At least one year after the production of new energy vehicles, the news came out, the market was in vain, and the news that the country stopped new energy vehicles was undoubtedly like a thunderstorm, which caused the nickel market to be shocked. The expected demand for nickel was greatly reduced, and the nickel price fell below the previous low.

Market outlook: The trade war and the Fed rate hike are still uncertain. The expectations of new energy vehicles for nickel demand have fallen short. Fortunately, in September, the demand for downstream stainless steel may increase, and nickel is supported. It is expected that nickel prices will be weak in the short term.

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The domestic chloroform market rose sharply this week (8.20-8.24)

First, the price trend

According to the monitoring of the business community, the average price of domestic chloroform continued to rise this week. The average price of chloroform at the beginning of the week was around 4,234 yuan/ton, and the average price of the weekend was about 4,362 yuan/ton, which rose by 3.02% during the week. It rose by 93.65% in the same period last year.

Second, the cause analysis

Product reasons: This week, the regional differences in domestic chloroform prices are still relatively large. Due to continuous heavy rain, the production and transportation of chloroform enterprises in Shandong are affected to varying degrees, such as Jinling Chemical’s 440,000 tons/year plant started 50%. Dongying Jinmao 120,000 tons / year device parking; Luxi Chemical 220,000 tons / year plant starts 7 to 80%; Jiangxi Leewen 80,000 tons / year device is operating normally, currently more self-use, low inventory; Jiangsu Lee Man 160,000 The ton/year plant started 50%, etc.; other large chloroform production enterprises mostly used for their own use, and the spot supply of chloroform was tight. At present, the price of Shandong is 4180-4370 yuan / ton, the Jiangsu area is 4650 yuan / ton, and the Jiangxi area is 4400 yuan / ton.

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Industry chain: upstream, the methanol market volatility adjustment this week, a slight increase of 1.48% in the week, up 24.64% over the previous year, currently 2996 yuan / ton; liquid chlorine market is stable, liquid chlorine price in North China is 1-100 yuan / ton Between the two, the price of liquid chlorine in East China is between 50-100 yuan / ton, and enterprises are more discounted. The downstream refrigerant market was affected by the favorable export, and this week has picked up, the industry demand is still good, because the price of chloroform is at a high level, and the pharmaceutical and pesticide industries are buying light.

Industry: According to the price monitoring of business companies, in the 34th week of 2018 (8.20-8.24), the price of commodities in the list rose by 31 in the chemical sector, with a total of 31 commodities, of which more than 5% rose, accounting for the sector. The number of commodities monitored was 1.4%; the top 3 commodities were sulfuric acid (5.23%), phosphate ore (4.05%), and crude benzene (3.81%). There were 17 kinds of commodities with a decrease in the chain, and 2 products with a drop of more than 5%, accounting for 2.8% of the monitored products in the sector; the top 3 products were aggregated MDI (-6.65%) and polysilicon (-5.88%). ), acetic acid (-2.22%).

Third, the market outlook

At present, the overall operating rate of the chloroform market is low, the company’s inventory is low, and the export price is positive. The price of chloroform is high. The chloroform analysts of the business community believe that the chloroform market will be mainly stabilized in the short term. There is a possibility of a decline.

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Last week, China’s domestic soda ash prices were slightly adjusted (8.13-8.17)

First, the price trend

According to the monitoring data of the business community, the price of soda ash in this week was slightly adjusted. At the beginning of the week, the average price of the domestic market was about 1,842.86 yuan / ton. The average domestic market price on the weekend was about 1828.57 yuan / ton, the price fell 0.78%, and the price rose 10.54% year-on-year. The light soda ash commodity index on August 17 was 93.77, which was the same as yesterday, which was 20.44% lower than the highest point of 117.86 points (2017-11-21) in the cycle, which was 48.49% higher than the lowest point of 63.15 points on November 18, 2015. . (Note: Period refers to 2011-09-01 to date)

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Second, market analysis

Product: This week, the domestic soda ash price overall showed a weak market. The light-alkali mainstream tax-included ex-factory price: Shandong factory is 1750-1800 yuan/ton; the local trade shipment price in Liaoning is about 1,800 yuan/ton, the terminal arrival is about 1850/ton; the Hebei area is 1700-1750 yuan/ Tons; the mainstream factory in Jiangsu Province is 1700-1750 yuan/ton; the Central China region is 1700-1750 yuan/ton; the Qinghai region is 1350-1420 yuan/ton; the southwest region is 1700-1750 yuan/ton. The mainstream of heavy alkali is included in the price of tax: At present, the mainstream of heavy alkali in the Shahe area is reduced to 1,600-1,650 yuan / ton. The overall domestic operating rate is around 80%.

Industry chain: The soda ash market is in the stage of taking the goods, and the market is slowing down. The demand for light soda ash users is not good, and the actual transaction focus tends to be flat. However, the overall price is still flexible. Environmental protection policies and international trade impacts, soda ash terminal demand is general. The recent price of heavy soda ash has been lower, the output of enterprises has shrunk, the supply side has tightened, the downstream demand has been measured, and the market price inversion has gradually reversed.

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China’s domestic acetic anhydride market rose on August 16

According to the data monitoring of business organizations, on August 16, the average price of acetic anhydride enterprises was 7306.25 yuan / ton, up 0.17% from the previous trading day, up 48.60%.

On August 15th, the acetic anhydride commodity index was 144.55, which was 0.74 points higher than yesterday, which was 12.78% lower than the highest point of 165.73 points (2018-06-19) in the cycle, which was higher than the lowest point of 82.58 points on September 20, 2016. 75.04%. (Note: Period refers to 2013-02-01 to date).

On August 16, the domestic vinegar anhydride factory price rose, and the market transaction price rose. In most areas, the factory price is 6900-7400 yuan / ton, the actual transaction price rises, the actual transaction price is about 6800-7200 yuan / ton, the market price is the reference price, the actual transaction price is subject to actual negotiation.

Recently, the price of raw material acetic acid has risen, the price of raw material methanol has fluctuated, and the cost of acetic anhydride manufacturers has increased, which is good for the price increase of acetic anhydride. Recently, the inspection and maintenance plan for acetic anhydride plants has increased, the operating rate of equipment is not high, and acetic anhydride enterprises are basically out of stock. The operating rate of downstream customers has rebounded, and the demand for acetic anhydride is favorable. At the same time, the sharp rise in raw material prices and the decline in operating rates have provided fundamental support for the recovery of acetic anhydride prices. However, the market has limited acceptance of high-priced acetic anhydride, and the demand for acetic anhydride is limited. The price of acetic anhydride will not rise sharply in the short term. The price of acetic anhydride in the market is expected to rise slightly.

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On August 15th, China’s domestic butadiene market was high

First, the price trend

Recently, the butadiene market has been ranked high. Business community monitoring showed that as of August 15, the price of butadiene was 12,890 yuan / ton, and the price rose by 45.36%.

Second, the analysis of influencing factors

Products: The domestic butadiene market is high-level, the low-cost supply in the market is hard to find, the traders offer relatively firm, and the downstream just needs to be consulted. Recently, the supply of butadiene market is still tight. Shandong’s butadiene market is highly stocked, and low-cost goods are hard to find in the market. Some private manufacturers offer 12,900 yuan/ton, and the downstream enquiry is still okay. The butadiene market in East China is sideways, the market inquiry atmosphere is acceptable, and traders are reluctant to sell at low prices. Asian butadiene closing price, FOB Korea average price of 1756 US dollars / ton; CFR China average price offer 1755.5 US dollars / ton.

Industry chain: In the downstream, the domestic styrene-butadiene rubber market fluctuated. Butadiene is strong to provide support, but due to weak and lack of confidence, the industry’s offer has fluctuated, trading a small amount and the actual transaction price in some areas is slightly loose. Butadiene rubber, the domestic market for butadiene rubber is stable. The on-market merchants’ orders were stable, and sporadic buyers entered the market for enquiries. The negotiated and transaction prices were compressed at 14,000 yuan/ton, and the trading volume was scarce. SBS: The domestic SBS market oil gel has fallen partially, and the dry rubber road has been upgraded to a high level. The atmosphere in the market is dull.

Third, the market outlook

On the positive side, the supply of butadiene market is still tight, and the operating load of some private enterprises is low. On the negative side, downstream buyers have limited ability to accept high prices, the price of US dollars is close to that of RMB, the window of export arbitrage is closed, the downstream synthetic rubber industry is in a downturn, and the downstream latex industry is in a downturn. The butadiene analysts of the business community expect that the supply of butadiene in the market is still tight, and the domestic butadiene market remains consolidating, paying attention to the actual transaction.

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