rp 500 mm graphite electrodes
The rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market ushered in spring
In 2017, the sales of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes in the market gradually improved. With the help of raw material prices and the relatively active downstream procurement, the price of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes increased by RMB/ton compared with the fourth quarter of 2016; and the same period last year. Compared with that, the price of ordinary rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has risen by RMB yuan/ton, the price of high-power rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has risen by RMB yuan/ton, and the price of ultra-high-power rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has risen by RMB yuan/ton. According to China Business Network, in the bidding for steel mills from the end of last year to the beginning of this year, because the steel mills’ purchasing consciousness was still the previous carbon mills lowering prices, there was a phenomenon of slippage in the bid, and the phenomenon of steel mills not getting the goods increased, and the bid was won. Steel mill prices are also higher than the winning bid price of the previous period. Repeated phenomena show that the supply and demand relationship in the domestic rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market is quietly changing.
In the international rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market, there is also a phenomenon that steel mills cannot get the goods. According to domestic exporters of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes, taking the Middle East as an example, steel mills that could not be squeezed in before are now actively contacting for purchases. rp 500 mm graphite electrodes. The rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market has also undergone fundamental changes in supply and demand in the international market. Repeated phenomena show that the spring of the rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market, which has been silent for many years, has quietly arrived. Analysis of the reasons for the change in the supply-demand relationship in the current rp 500 mm graphite electrodes market:
First, the market price of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has fallen sharply since 2008. Domestic and international manufacturers of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes have greatly weakened their own strength in the brutal price war competition. Production reductions have reduced production, and sales of assets have been sold. Assets, resulting in the current shrinking supply of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes in the market. With the sale of GRAFTECH in the United States to Canadian companies and the sale of the German SGLrp 500 mm graphite electrodes business to Japanese companies, the output of its two rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has decreased due to fluctuations, which has also created a gap in the international supply of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes. .
Second, as the environmental protection wind blows in the fourth quarter of the second half of 2016 in China, the production of Shandong, Henan, Hebei, and rp 500 mm graphite electrodes in major provinces and cities has been severely affected, especially in Linzhou, Henan, where production has been suspended for 4 consecutive months. , Is still in the process of suspending production for rectification. As China’s environmental protection supervision and enforcement are becoming more and more stringent, even if rp 500 mm graphite electrodes companies resume production in the future, mass production is almost impossible. The output reduction of some domestic enterprises rp 500 mm graphite electrodes is still expanding.
Third, with the reduction of steel production capacity, increased environmental protection efforts of steel mills, and the collection of environmental protection taxes in January 2018, a series of blast furnace steelmaking companies are facing increasing cost pressures. With the continuation of the national environmental protection implementation, the proportion of China’s electric furnace steelmaking is expected to increase. According to relevant sources in the industry, steel plants in the southern region are currently working on electric furnaces. The domestic market demand for rp 500 mm graphite electrodes is increasing. Fourth, the price of raw materials for rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has risen sharply. Petroleum coke prices have increased by RMB 1,000/ton since the second half of last year; coal pitch prices have increased by RMB yuan/ton since the fourth quarter of last year; needle coke prices have increased by RMB yuan/ton since December last year. The increase in needle coke import prices in 2017 has also become a reality. The rise in raw material prices has boosted the cost of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes. To sum up, the fundamental reason for the current active market of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes is that while the downstream demand remains unchanged, the domestic and international supply of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes is shrinking, the supply-demand relationship has changed, and the market has changed from the original buyer. The market has become a seller’s market.
The sales staff of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes report that there is a significant increase in domestic and foreign orders, and the rp 500 mm graphite electrodes companies are experiencing a shortage of supply. At present, some companies with poor payment in the early stage and poor reputation have been suspending supply. At present, the space for rp 500 mm graphite electrodes companies to choose sales customers continues to increase. The company’s business philosophy has changed from the previous goal of sales volume and expansion of market share to the premise of rigid product quality standards. Corporate profits are the goal. Many people are worried about whether there will be the situation in 2008, that the price increase will be short-lived, and that the price increase will lose customers; but this time the market is completely different. The supply and demand relationship of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes has undergone a fundamental change. In the short term, it is difficult to alleviate the tight supply of rp 500 mm graphite electrodes in 2017. When the carbon company was founded, it established the development strategy of “science and technology, innovation, and leadership”, adhering to the business philosophy of “quality first, service first”, through technological improvement, quality improvement, and market development, carbon has become a region in Shanxi, Hebei, and Mongolia. The largest graphitization processing company. The main business includes rp 500 mm graphite electrodes, Shijiazhuang rp 500 mm graphite electrodes, and Datong silicon carbide.