According to the price monitoring of business associations, the distribution price of sulphuric acid in Shandong rose slightly this week. The quotation rose from 225.00 yuan/ton at the beginning of the week to 227.50 yuan/ton at the end of the week, up 2.50 yuan/ton, up 1.11%, down 48.88% from the same period last year. Overall, the sulfuric acid market rose this week, with the sulfuric acid commodity index of 35.41 on August 9.
II. Market Analysis
This week, the prices of some sulphuric acid manufacturers in Shandong rose slightly, with fewer inventories and fewer downstream demand. The weekend quotation of Heze Jiangyuan is 230 yuan/ton, which is 10 yuan/ton higher than that at the beginning of the week; Zouping Tianlu’s quotation is 60 yuan/ton, which is temporarily stable; Jinan Yuanfei’s quotation is 450 yuan/ton, which is temporarily stable.
(2) Industrial chain:
Recently, the domestic sulfur market has been declining; the downstream ammonium market is light, the new orders are not satisfactory, the atmosphere is not good, the diammonium market is relatively stable, the high level is strong, the sulfuric acid enterprises have multiple early orders, short-term start is insufficient, and the supply is slightly tight. This week, domestic sulphuric acid plants run smoothly, market supply is relatively tight, downstream gas purchases are general, market turnover is limited.
3. Future Market Forecast
After the adjustment in July, the capital reflux of each factory is in good condition, the equipment has been repaired and the production capacity has increased. Upstream prices fell slightly, downstream purchases were general, and products went down under the contradiction between supply and demand. Business sulfuric acid analysts believe that the short-term market in Shandong Province, under the influence of supply and demand and raw materials, the sulfuric acid market tends to decline.