Latest Graphite Electrode Price and Market in China (7.16) – Graphite Electrode Companies Hold Stable Prices for Shipment
China’s graphite electrode market prices remained stable this week.
It is understood that due to the recent continuous decline in the price of low-sulfur petroleum coke and the fact that some downstream steel mills of graphite electrodes have a small amount of stocks of graphite electrodes, downstream steel mills have a certain wait-and-see behavior in the purchase of graphite electrodes. The weekly transaction price of graphite electrode market is still slightly confused.
This week, the mainstream prices of graphite electrodes in China with a diameter of 300-600mm: ordinary power 1,6000-18,000 yuan/ton; high-power 18,000-21,500 yuan/ton; ultra-high power 21,000-28,000 yuan/ton; ultra-high-power 700mm graphite electrodes 32,000-33,000 yuan /ton.
China’s graphite electrode market price index is 22286, which is the same as that of the same period last week and the same period of last month. The price increased by 42.79% from the beginning of the year and 55.77% from the same period last year.
China’s graphite electrode market supply is subject to certain restrictions this week.
This week, graphite electrode companies in Shanxi, Hebei, Henan and other places were affected by the “July 1st Party”, and environmental inspections were strict. Some graphite electrode companies in Shanxi suspended operations for 3-4 days, and some graphite electrode companies reduced their production by about 50%; forming processes in Hebei Restricted; from June 26 to July 1 in Henan, the pressing and impregnation processes were restricted.
In addition, due to the “July 1st founding of the Party”, transportation in some areas was also restricted. After the party building activities are over, graphite electrode companies can basically resume normal production, which has little impact on the overall supply of the graphite electrode market.
This week, the demand side of China’s graphite electrode market was slightly weak.
According to feedback from some graphite electrode companies, the downstream steel mills of graphite electrodes were on the sidelines of graphite electrode purchases this week, and individual graphite electrode companies reported that their shipments were slowing down. However, the average start-up of the downstream circuit steel plants of graphite electrodes is still high, and the demand for graphite electrodes still exists.