On September 8, the fluorite commodity index was 104.17, unchanged from yesterday, down 18.29% from the peak of 127.49 points in the cycle (2019-01-03), and up 111.68% from the low of 49.21 points on December 18, 2016. (Note: Period refers to 2011-09-01 to date)
According to statistics, domestic fluorite prices fluctuated at a low level, with an average price of 2968.75 yuan/ton as of 9 th. Recently, domestic fluorite plants started to operate normally, mines and flotation plants in the field started to operate normally, fluorite supply in the field was sufficient, and hydrofluoric acid prices in the downstream maintained a low level in the near future. For the fluorite market, purchasing on demand, fluorite went on the field. Goods are in poor condition and fluorite market prices are low and volatile. Recent downstream installation start-up situation is general, fluorite spot supply is normal, terminal downstream demand is not improving, resulting in a decline in market prices. As of September 9, the price of 97 fluorite wet powder in Inner Mongolia was 2800-3000 yuan/ton, that of 97 fluorite wet powder in Fujian was 2800-3000 yuan/ton, that of 97 fluorite wet powder in Henan was 2800-3000 yuan/ton, and that of 97 fluorite wet powder in Jiangxi was 2800-3100 yuan/ton. The price trend of fluorite wet powder remained low.
The market price of hydrofluoric acid in the downstream of fluorite maintained a low trend. The domestic market price of hydrofluoric acid was 10 370 yuan/ton as of the 9th day. The decline of the market price of hydrofluoric acid has a negative impact on the upstream fluorite market. However, the recent start-up of hydrofluoric acid plant is general. The demand for fluorite has weakened and the price of fluorite has decreased. Recent downstream refrigerant market trading market is general, domestic refrigerant R22 market shocks down, from the market supply point of view, refrigerant R22 market continues to be weak, manufacturers reduce the start-up load, market supply capacity has decreased, inventory pressure has been buffered. On the demand side, downstream air-conditioning manufacturers’overhaul, the demand has only decreased but not increased, and the price of domestic large enterprises has fallen to 14,000-14,500 yuan per ton. The domestic market price of R134a has declined, the start-up rate of production enterprises has remained low, the market demand for refrigerants has decreased, and manufacturers mainly export their products. However, on-site transaction prices continue to decline, businesses purchase on demand, the end of the peak season, downstream terminal demand only declined but not increased, the fluorite market affected prices remain low.
Generally speaking, the downstream refrigerant industry is declining, and the supply of fluorite market is sufficient, and the demand of downstream refrigerant industry is not good. Chen Ling, an analyst of business associations, believes that the price of fluorite market may continue to decline.