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Aniline dynamics on August 8

On the cost side, crude oil support is weak; The decrease of centralized parking in the downstream reduces the demand for pure benzene; Sinopec has continuously lowered its listing price. The pure benzene market is in a bad mood and the price is down. Today, the price of domestic pure benzene is 8050-8200 yuan / ton.

 

The decline of pure benzene expanded, and the cost side support was poor. Today, aniline enterprises cut prices to promote shipment. Today, the price in Shandong is 10500-10700 yuan / ton; The price of aniline in East China is 10800-11600 yuan / ton.

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This week, the cryolite market is mainly on a wait-and-see basis

Price trend

 

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According to the price monitoring of the business agency, the price trend of cryolite in Henan continued to be stable this week. On August 5, the average market price in Henan was 7650 yuan / ton, which was the same as the quotation at the beginning of the week and increased by 0.66% month on month.

 

quotations analysis

 

This week, the cryolite market continued to be firm and stable. The cryolite enterprises shipped smoothly and the quotation was high. The supply of raw materials was still tight and the price was high. In addition, the fuel cost was high, the manufacturer’s production cost was high, and the cryolite devices were mainly operated at low load. The enterprise’s inventory was tight and the price was high. The downstream demand followed up steadily, which supported the firm operation of the cryolite market. The attitude of the operators continued to wait and see. As of August 5, the ex factory price of cryolite in Shandong Province was 8000 yuan / ton, and the ex factory price of cryolite in Henan Province was 7200-8600 yuan / ton, which was the same as last week.

 

The upstream soda ash continued to decline. As of August 5, the average market price was about 2710 yuan / ton. The price continued to decline during the week, with a decrease of 2.87% compared with the beginning of the week. The downstream demand continued to be weak, the purchasing enthusiasm was not high, the trading atmosphere in the field was light, the manufacturers offered profits to negotiate shipment, the market focus continued to move downward, and the soda ash market was in a weak position.

 

The downstream aluminum market fluctuated. On August 5, the aluminum price was about 18420 yuan / ton, rising 0.54% in the whole week. In the early stage, the price of aluminum price decreased and gradually approached the cost side. In the recent period, the price of aluminum stopped falling and stabilized, and the price of aluminum increased slightly. However, the social inventory began to accumulate, which suppressed the increase of aluminum price to a certain extent. The market performance was strong in supply and weak in demand. In the future, the aluminum market will wait and see.

 

Future forecast

 

The domestic cryolite market is in a stalemate, with strong support from suppliers. The cost factors such as raw material shortage and high fuel cost are difficult to improve in a short time. The enterprise’s inventory is tight, the downstream demand is acceptable, and the enterprise’s shipment is relatively smooth. In a comprehensive view, it is expected that the short-term cryolite market will continue to operate at a high level.

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View on DOP trend on August 4

On August 4, DOP price was strong and temporarily stable

 

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According to the data monitoring of the business agency, the DOP price rose on August 4, and the DOP market picked up slightly. On August 4, the DOP price was 9062.50 yuan / ton, up 0.14% from the DOP price of 9050 yuan / ton on the previous trading day; Recently, the DOP price is close to the cost line, the demand side has warmed up, and the DOP market has risen slightly.

 

Key points of analysis

 

The price of raw material isooctanol stopped falling and rose, the price of phthalic anhydride was temporarily stable, and the cost of DOP was strong and temporarily stable; The price of downstream plastic PVC rose, and the demand picked up slightly; The downward pressure of plasticizers remains, and the upward momentum is increased.

 

Aftermarket expectations

 

The strong cost temporarily stabilized the recovery of demand, the upward momentum of DOP increased, and the downward pressure remained. It is expected that DOP prices will be strongly adjusted in the future.

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View on the trend of o-xylene on August 3

On August 3, the price of orthobenzene was temporarily stable

 

It can be seen from the trend chart of the price of orthobenzene in the business society that the price of orthobenzene was temporarily stable on August 3. As of August 3, the price of orthobenzene was 8000 yuan / ton, down 3.61% from 8300 yuan / ton on July 31 at the end of last month. The price of o-xylene fell this week. On August 3, the price of o-xylene was temporarily stable, and the market of o-xylene was weak and stabilized.

 

Key points of market

 

The price of crude oil fell violently, the price of mixed xylene fell violently, and the cost of o-xylene fell; The price of phthalic anhydride stopped falling and rose, and the demand for phthalic anhydride was temporarily stable. The cost fell, the demand was stable, the external price of orthobenzene fell, the price difference between domestic and foreign orthobenzene remained, and the downward pressure on the domestic orthobenzene market was weakened.

 

Outlook

 

The cost fell, the demand was temporarily stable, the positive effect of neighboring benzene remained, the downward pressure weakened, and the weak market of neighboring benzene in the future was temporarily stable.

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On August 2, the domestic rare earth market price index fell sharply

On August 2, the rare earth index was 734 points, down 22 points from yesterday, down 27.11% from 1007 points (2022-02-24), the highest point in the cycle, and up 170.85% from 271 points, the lowest point on September 13, 2015. (Note: the period refers to 2011-12-01 to now)

 

The trend of domestic rare earth index fell sharply, the price of domestic light rare earth praseodymium and neodymium series fell sharply, the price of metal praseodymium and neodymium fell by 15000 yuan / ton to 955000 yuan / ton, the price of praseodymium and neodymium oxide fell by 17500 yuan / ton to 772500 yuan / ton, the price of neodymium oxide fell by 47500 yuan / ton to 807500 yuan / ton, the price of metal neodymium fell by 50000 yuan / ton to 1025000 yuan / ton, and the price of metal praseodymium fell by 20000 yuan / ton to 1135000 yuan / ton, The price of praseodymium oxide fell by 32500 yuan / ton to 822500 yuan / ton, the price of terbium oxide was 13.9 million yuan / ton, the price of metal terbium was 17.6 million yuan / ton, the price of dysprosium oxide was 2.315 million yuan / ton, the price of metal dysprosium was 3.08 million yuan / ton, the price of dysprosium ferroalloy was 2.31 million yuan / ton, the domestic light rare earth market price fell sharply, traders were generally active, metal factories were cautious, and they just needed to follow up. The price trend of dysprosium in the domestic heavy rare earth market was temporarily stable, The price trend of terbium series is temporarily stable, and the downstream purchase is mainly on demand. Myanmar prohibits exports, and it is expected that the domestic rare earth market will decline in the later period.

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