Recent price trend of calcium carbide
As can be seen from the above figure, the factory price of calcium carbide in Northwest China rose sharply this week. This week, the average ex factory price of mainstream calcium carbide manufacturers in Northwest China increased from 4533.33 yuan / ton last weekend to 5100.00 yuan / ton on November 19, up 566.67 yuan / ton, or 12.50%, and 55.33% year-on-year compared with the same period last year. Overall, the calcium carbide market rose sharply this week. On November 20, the calcium carbide commodity index was 133.62, the same as that on November 19, down 37.04% from the highest point of 212.23 in the cycle (2021-10-26), and up 140.80% from the lowest point of 55.49 on March 14, 2016.
The upstream cost support is weakened, and the downstream demand has an upward trend
From the manufacturer’s quotation, the ex factory price of calcium carbide in Northwest China rose this week: oviganon quoted 5100 yuan / ton of calcium carbide this weekend, up 700 yuan / ton compared with last weekend; Inner Mongolia Zhonglian offered calcium carbide at 5000 yuan / ton this weekend, an increase of 400 yuan / ton compared with last weekend; Ningxia Xingping calcium carbide quoted 5200 yuan / ton this weekend, up 600 yuan / ton compared with last weekend.
From the upstream raw material market, the ex factory quotation of Lantan fell slightly this week. The quotation of Shenmu small materials this weekend is 1600 yuan / ton, which is 100 yuan / ton lower than that last weekend; The quotation of Sinoma this weekend is 1600 yuan / ton, which is 100 yuan / ton lower than that last weekend; The quotation of bulk materials this weekend is 1620 yuan / ton, which is 130 yuan / ton lower than that last weekend. The price of upstream raw materials fell slightly and the cost support weakened, which had a negative impact on the price of calcium carbide.
From the downstream market, the ex factory price of PVC fell first and then rose this week. This week, the PVC quotation first fell from 9240.00 yuan / ton last weekend to 9010.00 yuan / ton on November 18, a decrease of 2.49%, and then rose to 9120.00 yuan / ton on November 19, an increase of 1.22%, a year-on-year increase of 14.90%. PVC prices first fell and then rose this week. The market has an upward trend. Downstream customers have strengthened their enthusiasm for calcium carbide procurement. On the whole, PVC prices this week have a positive impact on calcium carbide prices.
The downstream market stopped falling and rebounded, and calcium carbide rose slightly in the future
In late November, the calcium carbide market may rise slightly. The price of raw material blue carbon fell slightly, and the cost support of calcium carbide weakened, but the downstream PVC market began to stop falling and rebound, and the downstream demand strengthened. In the future, it is predicted that the price of calcium carbide in Northwest China may rise slightly in late November.