The hexanone market continued to decline. Sinopec’s pure benzene listing was reduced by 450 to 8150 yuan / ton. The mentality in the field was empty. In addition, some downstream caprolactam plants had not been restarted, the demand decreased, the supply of cyclohexanone increased, and some factories reduced prices. According to the monitoring data of business agency, as of July 23, the average market price of cyclohexanone in China was 10440 yuan / ton, with a month on month increase of 2.55% and a year-on-year increase of 83.70%.
Summary of domestic cyclohexanone market as of July 23:
region ., Price
East China 10400-10600 yuan / ton cash delivery
South China 10950-11000 yuan / ton, cash delivery, detailed discussion on actual documents
Shandong region Market price 10300-10400 yuan / ton cash delivery
In terms of raw materials and pure benzene, Sinopec reduced the price of pure benzene by 300 yuan / ton to 8150 yuan / ton, which is implemented uniformly by its refineries. The price shall be implemented from July 21. Downstream, the price of caprolactam and Sinopec high-end caprolactam is stable at 15000 yuan / ton this week (liquid premium products will be accepted and picked up in June).
Crude oil prices rebounded and pure benzene spot market also rebounded. In terms of cyclohexanone, with the gradual restart and recovery of downstream caprolactam enterprises, the demand for cyclohexanone will also increase. The cyclohexanone analysts of business society expect that the short-term cyclohexanone market will enter the consolidation stage.