1、 Price trend
According to the monitoring data of the business association, the price of soda ash is relatively strong this week. At the beginning of the week, the average market price was about 1902 yuan / ton, while at the end of the week, the average market price was 1922 yuan / ton, up 1.05%, 50.94% over the same period last year. On July 18, the commodity index of light soda ash was 98.56, flat with yesterday, down 16.38% from the highest point of 117.86 (2017-11-21) in the cycle, and up 56.07% from the lowest point of 63.15 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 business agency, the current mainstream market price of light soda in East China is about 1900-2000 yuan / ton. The price of soda ash in North China is relatively strong, and the current mainstream market price of light soda ash is about 1800-1900 yuan / ton. The price of soda ash in Central China is relatively strong, and the current mainstream market price of light soda ash is about 1800-1900 yuan / ton. Generally speaking, the price of short-term soda ash is mainly high. Some data show that the overall operation rate of soda ash decreased within the week, with the operation rate of 68.19% and a month on month decrease of 7%.
Demand side: glass prices rose this week. The average price of glass last Friday was 35.59 yuan / square meter, and this Friday was 36.71 yuan / square meter. The price rose by 3.15% in the week. In terms of different regions, in Shahe of North China, the recent situation of enterprises leaving the warehouse is better, the inventory of manufacturers is low, and the spot market price is rising. East China glass market confidence is good, manufacturers low inventory, enterprise quotation up. The overall trend of the market in South China is fair, with moderate downstream procurement, good demand, and the focus of transaction moving up. In Central China, the downstream just needs replenishment, the spot delivery situation is good, the trading atmosphere is good, and the glass market price rises. Recently, the glass market in Northeast China is more active and has a good trend. Local digestion is the main factor. The output of production enterprises has declined, and the price of glass market has risen. The overall market price of glass in Southwest China tends to be stable, and the production and sales are basically flat. Northwest glass market trading is fair, prices rose slightly..
According to the price monitoring of business association, in the price rise and fall list of chlor alkali industry in the 28th week of 2021 (7.12-7.16), there are 4 kinds of commodities rising, 0 kinds of commodities falling and 1 kind of commodities falling to 0. The main commodities rising were: caustic soda (5.86%), calcium carbide (5.67%), light soda (1.05%); The average rise and fall this week was 2.63%.
Business analysts believe that: the domestic soda price is stable, the market trading atmosphere is relatively stable, and manufacturers are mainly active in shipping. The price of downstream glass is strong, but the high price of soda is still in a wait-and-see state. In general, the later period of soda ash market operation is mainly strong, and the specific needs of the downstream market.