Monthly Archives: September 2022

The good support of the supplier is insufficient. The acetic acid market fluctuated widely in September

According to the monitoring of the bulk data of the business community, the price of acetic acid fluctuated in September, falling first and then rising as a whole. The average price of acetic acid at the beginning of the month was 3235.00 yuan/ton, and the price at the end of the month was 3230.00 yuan/ton. The monthly drop was 0.15%, and the price was 63.91% lower than that of last year.


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As of September 29, the market prices of acetic acid in various regions in China in September are as follows:


Region, September 1, September 15, September 29

South China, 3150 yuan/ton, 3100 yuan/ton, 3250 yuan/ton

In North China, 3200 yuan/ton, 3150 yuan/ton, 3220 yuan/ton

Shandong, 3150 yuan/ton, 3050 yuan/ton, 3150 yuan/ton

Jiangsu Province, 3250 yuan/ton, 3050 yuan/ton, 3050 yuan/ton

Zhejiang, 3350 yuan/ton, 3150 yuan/ton, 3200 yuan/ton

In September, acetic acid market was dominated by wide shocks, with prices falling first and then rising. In the first ten days of the year, the acetic acid market was consolidated and operated, with sufficient supply of goods, limited downstream demand, weak market supply and demand, and volatile acetic acid prices; The acetic acid market was weak in the middle and late ten days, mainly because the acetic acid maintenance enterprises resumed normal operation, the market supply was sufficient, downstream purchasing continued to be weak, and the price of acetic acid continued to decline when the supply was weak; As the National Day holiday approaches at the end of the month, the downstream demand for goods to be stocked in the market has increased. Enterprises have a strong interest in price fixing, and the quotation has risen. Following the rise in the upstream methanol price, the raw material support is good. The acetic acid price at the end of the month rose to near the beginning of the month.


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The downstream ethyl acetate price was weak in September, and the quotation at the end of the month was 6600-7000 yuan/ton, down 0.40%. The raw material acetic acid market was weak and volatile, with limited cost support and weak downstream demand for ethyl acetate. In addition, the operating rate of ethyl acetate was stable in September, the inventory pressure increased, the market supply and demand performance was insufficient, and the ethyl acetate market was weak.


According to the analysts of the business community, the acetic acid market is the main player at present. The downstream stock preparation before the festival brings good demand, and the enterprise quotation is rising. The upstream methanol rise at the end of the month further supports the rise. However, from the perspective of the demand side, the downstream mostly follows up on demand, with limited procurement. The replenishment before the festival brings short-term benefits. It is expected that the acetic acid market will be consolidated in the future, and the downstream follow-up will be paid more attention.

On September 28, the price of ethylene glycol fell slightly

Overview of ethylene glycol price trend


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According to the data of the business society, on September 28, the average price of oil to ethylene glycol P value was 4333.33 yuan/ton, which was 0.76% lower than the average market price on September 26.


At present, the spot market of ethylene glycol in Zhangjiagang is generally traded, and the market atmosphere is rather empty. The market negotiation price is around 4200 yuan/ton. The ex factory price of ethylene glycol in Northwest China decreased slightly on the 28th, by 50 yuan/ton.


Recently, domestic devices have been intensively overhauled on a large scale, and the supply side remains low.


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According to the demand data, the new orders for terminal demand this year are weaker than the same period of previous years, resulting in a weak willingness to prepare weaving materials. The total polyester inventory has rebounded on a month on month basis, and the absolute inventory is at a relatively high level. At present, the profit of various polyester varieties is poor, leading to the increase of production reduction expectation of some polyester enterprises.


Future market forecast


Supply is strong and demand is weak. In the short term, the price of ethylene glycol is mainly weak and stable. In the future, we will wait and see the maintenance sustainability of coal chemical industry and the follow-up of terminal orders.

On September 27, the sulfur price trend was sorted out and went up

According to the price monitoring of the business community, the average price of sulfur in East China was 1363.33 yuan/ton on September 27, an increase of 3.02% over the previous working day, and the market price was up.


The downstream sulfuric acid market rose, the ammonium phosphate market rose steadily, the overall transaction atmosphere improved, the National Day holiday was approaching, the downstream demand increased, the active stock up, and the support for the sulfur market was strengthened. The sulfur refinery in Shandong Province shipped smoothly, the quotation was raised, and the port continued to operate on a strong basis. The cargo holders were optimistic about the market, the industry was optimistic, which gave the sulfur market a positive role, and the short-term sulfur market was relatively strong, Pay special attention to the downstream follow-up.

TDI prices rose slightly on September 26

On September 26, the average price of TDI market in East China was 19475.00 yuan/ton, up 0.26% from the previous working day, and the market was on the rise. The factory has limited supply, and the spot market continues to be tight. The sellers are reluctant to sell. The price is high, and the downstream is wait-and-see. Inquiry is just needed, and small orders follow up. The market transaction range is general. At present, the dealers in East China offer prices between 19000-19500 yuan/ton for domestic products, and 19500-19700 yuan/ton for Shanghai products.


At present, the market supplier plays a leading role. It is expected that the short-term TDI market will continue to operate at a high level, with specific attention to market supply and downstream follow-up.

Recently, the domestic market of polyacrylamide is slightly weak

According to the data monitoring of the business community, the polyacrylamide commodity index on September 23 was 94.53, unchanged from yesterday, down 15.23% from the highest point of 111.51 (2021-11-03) in the cycle, and up 14.04% from the lowest point of 82.89 on August 2, 2020. (Note: Period refers to April 1, 2019 to now)


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Commodity market: According to the data monitoring of the business community, the mainstream quotation of polyacrylamide (CPAM, cationic, molecular weight 12 million, 10-30 ionic degree) in the domestic market from September 11-23 was lower than that in the domestic market, with a small range. On the 11th, the mainstream market quotation was about 15542.86 yuan/ton, while on the 23rd, the main quotation was 15471.43 yuan/ton, a decline of only 0.46%. The water treatment plants in the main domestic production areas have normal production, adequate inventory, stable downstream demand, small changes in the overall quotation, and weak stability.


Raw material acrylonitrile: according to the data of the business society, the acrylonitrile market reported 9830 yuan/ton on September 23, a 2.93% increase compared with the spot market price of 9550 yuan/ton on September 11. Recently, the market situation of acrylonitrile is generally firm, the operating rate is basically stable, and the overall starting rate is 60% to 70%. Since the middle of August, the price of raw propylene has risen in shock, and then it has been operated in an integrated manner. However, the downstream stores are slightly stocking up before the National Day holiday, and the merchants’ offers are firm; According to the analysis, the current cost and demand of acrylonitrile have certain support, and it is expected that the acrylonitrile market will continue to be strong in the short term.


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Raw acrylic acid: according to the data of the business society, the average price of acrylic acid in East China was 8733.33 yuan/ton as of September 23, up 11.23% from the average price of domestic acrylic acid market of 7833.33 yuan/ton on September 11, up 7.82% from the price on August 23, and down 37.32% year on year in a three-month cycle., It also fell 46.35% compared with the same period last year. At present, the raw propylene market is in consolidation and operation, and the cost support is still available. Some enterprises in the supply side are overhauling, and the operating rate of the acrylic acid market is declining. However, the demand side is flat, the buying is average, and the early inventory is more digested. The market negotiation atmosphere is mild, and the transaction price is large, stable and small; It is expected that the acrylic acid market will stabilize in the short term, and more attention should be paid to the market news guidance.


LNG for production. According to the data of the business society, the average domestic LNG price on September 23 was 6488 yuan/ton, up 9.41% from the average domestic price of 5930 yuan/ton on September 11, of which the highest stage price was 6828 yuan/ton on September 20, forming the largest increase of 15.14% in this stage; However, in recent days, the price center has moved downward. The rise in feed gas prices, pipeline maintenance and pre holiday inventory discharge caused LNG to rise first and then fall. At present, the LNG market is weak and the liquid level pressure is high. As the National Day holiday approaches, the expressway will be restricted, and the liquid plants are willing to reduce prices and discharge stocks. It is expected that the price of LNG will continue to fall in the short term.


Future forecast: Since the middle and late September, the general rising trend of the cost of some raw materials for water treatment products in the first ten days has weakened, and the current price remains stable. Polyacrylamide manufacturers in the main production areas in China are operating normally, downstream demand is stable, and inventory is sufficient. Logistics will be affected during the National Day holiday, which may lead to the concentration of orders a few days before the festival. The overall price change should not be large.

On September 22, the domestic phenol market fell back from a high level

The purchase follow-up was insufficient. On the 22nd, the national mainstream phenol market fell back from a high level. Although the current supply side continued to be tight, and some factories were also stocking up before the festival, the market continued to rise significantly, with greater downstream pressure. Department traders sold at a discount, and the actual on-site real order price declined. Recently, the operating rate has increased. Although the number of arrivals in October is limited in the statistics, it is difficult to predict the uncertain factors under the influence of the general environment after the festival. The contract shipment is nearing the end, and the market is mainly adjusted smoothly before the festival.


The offer of phenol in various markets nationwide is as follows:


Region, quotation, daily rise and fall

East China., 10650., – 100

Shandong region., 10950., 0

Yanshan surrounding area, 10850, – 50

South China., 10650., – 150

On September 21, the TDI market was strong

On September 21, the average price of TDI market in East China was 19450 yuan/ton, up 0.26% from the previous working day, and the market was on the rise. According to the factory news, a factory in Shanghai has closed the order due to low inventory, and a large factory in the north has temporarily refused to take orders in the last ten days. The spot market continues to be tense. The seller has a strong attitude of closing the order, and the price is high. The downstream side has a wait-and-see attitude, and a small number of low price purchases follow up. The dominant position of the supplier is obvious. At present, the quotation range of dealers in East China is about 19000-19500 yuan/ton for domestic goods, and about 19500-1980 yuan/ton for Shanghai goods.


The short-term TDI market continued to operate at a high level, focusing on market supply and downstream follow-up.

On September 20, acetone in the national mainstream market continued to rise

Trend Chart of Average Acetone Price in National Mainstream Market


Today, some factories raised their listing prices by 100 yuan/ton again, which stimulated the market to go up. The growth of major acetone markets across the country was different, and most of them continued to go up. The spot supply on the market is still tight, and the holder cannot offer low prices, but he also intends to make profits by actively shipping. The terminal just needs to purchase, and the short-term acetone is expected to be strong.


The offer of acetone in major mainstream markets in China is as follows:


Region, quotation, rise and fall

East China, 5480., 50

Shandong., 5750., 150

Yanshan Prefecture., 5750., 150

South China., 5650., 50

The price of locally refined petroleum coke rose first and then fell this week (9.12-9.18)

1、 Price data


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According to the data of the bulk list of business cooperatives, the price of petroleum coke of local refiners rose first and then fell this week. On September 18, the average price of Shandong market was 4201.50 yuan/ton, which was stable compared with the price of 4201.50 yuan/ton on September 12.


On September 18, the petroleum coke commodity index was 326.78, unchanged from yesterday, 20.04% lower than the cycle’s highest point of 408.70 (2022-05-11), and 388.53% higher than the lowest point of 66.89 on March 28, 2016. (Note: the cycle refers to the period from September 30, 2012 to now)


2、 Analysis of influencing factors


This week, the price of petroleum coke in the refinery rose first and then fell. The refinery’s shipment was OK. The downstream demand side procurement was supported, and the overall price of petroleum coke remained stable.


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Upstream: The international crude oil price fluctuates. At the macro level, the Federal Reserve may significantly increase interest rates, making the dollar stronger again, depressing oil price estimates. In addition, the global economic recession is expected to continue to depress oil prices. The good news on the supply side of the oil market and the bad news on the demand side will continue to play a game. In particular, the trend of geopolitical tension is becoming more serious, and the oil price is subject to more interference factors, which will further aggravate the shock of the oil market.


Downstream: the price of calcined coke rose slightly this week; The price of metal silicon market decreased slightly; The price of downstream electrolytic aluminum rose. As of September 18, the price was 18903.33 yuan/ton; After the festival, the carbon market was highly motivated to replenish, the overall support for demand was good, and some refineries were under pressure due to typhoon.


The oil coke analyst of the business agency believes that: the international crude oil shocks this week, and the cost of oil coke is supported; After the festival, the carbon market was highly motivated to replenish, and the overall demand was well supported. Some refineries were under pressure due to the typhoon, and the refinery’s petroleum coke shipment was OK. It is expected that the price of locally refined petroleum coke will be mainly adjusted in the near future.

Aniline stabilized after rising this week (2022.9.13-9.16)

1、 Price trend


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According to the data of the bulk list of business agencies, aniline was stable after rising this week. On September 9, the price in Shandong was 11400-11600 yuan/ton; The price of aniline in Nanjing is 11700-12000 yuan/ton; On September 16, the price in Shandong was 11600-11800 yuan/ton; The price of aniline in Nanjing was 12000-12300 yuan/ton, 1.95% higher than last week and 8.8% higher than the same period last year.


2、 Analysis and review


On the cost side, pure benzene: Affected by the typhoon weather, the arrival of ships at the port was delayed, and the shipment in Shandong was good, so pure benzene rose after the festival. However, the crude oil fell sharply, coupled with the softening of styrene, driving the center of gravity of pure benzene to weaken, and near the weekend, pure benzene fell back slightly. This week, the port inventory of pure benzene in East China increased by 5000 tons to 64600 tons compared with last week, and the port inventory continued to accumulate. On Friday (September 16), the price of pure benzene was 7750-7950 yuan/ton (the average price was 7817 yuan/ton), 0.64% higher than that of last week and 10.04% lower than that of the same period last year.


Nitric acid: cost support, downstream price rise, good for nitric acid price, domestic nitric acid continued to rise this week. The price was 2200 yuan/ton on September 9 and 2267 yuan/ton on September 16. The price was 3.03% higher than last week and 26.64% lower than the same period last year.


Pure benzene rose first and then fell, nitric acid rose, and the cost rose as a whole. The downstream demand is fair, the inventory of aniline manufacturers in the north is low, Jiangsu Yangnong in East China has not been restarted, and the contract of Nanhua is dominated, the spot supply of aniline market is tight, and the price continues to rise supported.


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3、 Future market expectation


In terms of cost and pure benzene, Fuhaichuang and Hainan Refining&Chemical aromatics plants were restarted this week, and the operating rate of pure benzene increased; Under the influence of the typhoon, it is estimated that the number of ships arriving at Hong Kong next week is still low; And near the National Day holiday, downstream stock or support the price of pure benzene.


In terms of nitric acid, supported by cost and demand, it is expected that the short-term trend of nitric acid will be stronger.


Some aniline plants are still in parking, and the supply in the site is still tight in the short term. Downstream demand continues and the supply and demand side is favorable. On the whole, short-term aniline continued strong trend. Pay attention to the trend of raw materials, downstream demand and the impact of aniline device dynamics on the price of aniline.