According to the price monitoring of business associations, the ex-factory price of hydrochloric acid in Shandong Province rose slightly this week. The quotation rose from 110.00 yuan/ton at the beginning of the week to 130.00 yuan/ton at the end of the week, up 20.00 yuan/ton, up 18.18%, down 41.79% from the same period last year. Overall, the hydrochloric acid market rose slightly this week, with the hydrochloric acid commodity index of 34.21 on July 12.
II. Market Analysis
This week, the hydrochloric acid market manufacturers quoted slightly higher, the overall market low consolidation. Dezhou Shihua hydrochloric acid quotation is 100 yuan/ton, the quotation is temporarily stable; Wenshui synthetic hydrochloric acid quotation rose from 160 yuan/ton at the beginning of the week to 200 yuan/ton at the end of the week, up 40/ton; Jinan Yuanfei hydrochloric acid quotation is 100 yuan/ton, the quotation is temporarily stable; Dezhou Meihua hydrochloric acid quotation is 60 yuan/ton, the quotation is temporarily stable.
(2) Industrial chain:
The price of liquid chlorine in the upstream market has risen, which will give some support to hydrochloric acid. The downstream dyes, calcium chloride and chloroethane still buy hydrochloric acid on demand in the early stage. The hydrochloric acid market as a whole is still weak. By-product acid shocks the market. The pressure of hydrochloric acid shipment is high. The quality of by-product hydrochloric acid produced by TDI, chloropropene, propylene oxide and methane chloride is relatively good. For the purpose of shipment, each manufacturer has the situation of inverted freight shipment. Overall, the difficulty of delivery of hydrochloric acid is still a major problem.
3. Future Market Forecast
After the adjustment in June, the capital reflux of each factory is in good condition, the equipment has been repaired and the production capacity has increased. Business analysts believe that the upstream liquid chlorine is good in the near future, but the downstream demand for rare earth and fuel is still general, and by-product acid shocks the market. Business analysts believe that the late hydrochloric acid market is still more vulnerable to consolidation.