China's natural and synthetic rubber imports, including latex, were 1.08 m tonnes in 2021, up 2.3 per cent from a year earlier.
In terms of monetary value, the value of China's natural and synthetic rubber (including Latex) imports in 2021 was US $1,807.8 million, up 13.3% from a year earlier.
The domestic PVC spot market price follows the futures rise and fall adjustment, the local mainstream price appears looser than the earlier period, but the market low price source is still difficult to find.
Guangdong Cao is still in maintenance, other temporary no new maintenance equipment, PVC enterprise operating level narrow range decline. At present, the maintenance plan published by the enterprise is still not much, PVC production units to maintain high load operation, increased output.
Most of the enterprises in the northwest main production area have pre-sale orders, and the sales pressure is not big for the time being, but the new orders are not good.
Calcium carbide market prices continued to rise, ex-factory and market prices increased by an average of 200 Yuan/ton, north and northeast China launched a further increase of 100 Yuan/ton plan. Calcium carbide supply is insufficient, but the downstream PVC enterprises demand for calcium carbide, leading to calcium carbide shortage. Calcium carbide supply short-term difficult to upgrade, PVC enterprises to unload the number of cars in a relatively low, panic-buying raw materials.
A few enterprises due to calcium carbide shortage production reduction phenomenon, PVC cost end support strong. With the resumption of downstream products factory, the demand for PVC gradually increased. PVC spot prices remain high, downstream products enterprises cost pressure, the existence of resistance, the main amount of replenishment, procurement is not active.
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