1、 Price trend
According to the monitoring data of the business association, the price of soda ash has been running steadily this week. From the beginning of the week to the end of the week, the average market price in East China was 1752 yuan / ton, up 18.38% from last year. On April 15, the commodity index of light soda ash was 89.85, unchanged from yesterday, down 23.77% from 117.86 (2017-11-21), the highest point in the cycle, and up 42.28% from 63.15, the lowest point on November 18, 2015. (Note: period refers to the period from September 1, 2011 to now)
2、 Market analysis
According to the monitoring data of the business club, soda ash in East China has been operating steadily and dynamically, and the current mainstream market price of light soda ash is about 1700-1850 yuan / ton. The main market price of light soda is about 1750-1850 yuan / ton. The main market price of light soda is about 1650-1750 yuan / ton, and the price of downstream glass may play a leading role in soda. Generally speaking, the price of short-term soda is mainly consolidated. The total amount of soda ash inventory is large, but there is still uneven distribution. Some data show that the overall inventory of domestic soda ash is about 870000 tons, and now most of the orders are executed in the early stage.
Upstream and demand: upstream: the national raw salt market is mainly stable, and the market atmosphere is stable. Salt enterprises have sufficient inventory, and most of the downstream enterprises purchase on demand. It is expected that the short-term raw salt market will be stable for the time being. The rising price of downstream glass supports the price of soda ash, or stimulates the demand for soda ash. However, the downstream glass is now in a wait-and-see state for high price alkali, and its acceptance is not high. The buyer and the seller still play a price game.
According to the price monitoring of the business community, in the 14th week of 2021 (4.5-4.9), the price of chlor alkali industry increased by 1 commodity, decreased by 2 commodities, and decreased by 0 commodity. The main commodities rising were PVC (1.49%); the main commodities falling were calcium carbide (- 4.76%) and caustic soda (- 4.59%). This week’s average rise or fall was – 1.57%.
Business analysts believe that: the glass market price rise or pull the demand for raw material soda, downstream glass price rise, good soda, soda price support, but there is still resistance to high price soda, wait-and-see mentality is strong, and more on-demand procurement. According to the comprehensive forecast, the short-term domestic soda price mainly fluctuates in a narrow range, and the specific situation depends on the downstream market demand.