Ferroalloy online and customs data show that ferroalloy trading in the Chinese market is sluggish. Calcium metal, calcium silicon, barium silicon remains steady. The following is related news from China’s ferroalloy market.
Price of Calcium Silicon
Silicon calcium alloy Chinese market price: According to the transaction report of silicon calcium alloy this week, the mainstream transaction price of Ca30Si28 in Shaanxi is 112,200 yuan/ton, the transaction price of Ningxia is 112,000-12200 yuan/ton, and the transaction price of Ca8Si55 in Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia and Henan is 11,800-12,000 yuan/ton. The trading price of Ca28Si50 is 10,400-10,700 yuan/ton.
Silica-calcium alloy international market price: According to this week’s export market transaction report, the current export price of Ca30Si60 is $1800-1900 / ton, and the export price of Ca28Si55 is $1750-1850 / ton (FOB, Tianjin). This week’s export price of silica-calcium is stable.
Production status of calcium silicon
In October 2022, there were 5 silicon and calcium manufacturers in normal production in China market. The actual number of furnaces was 7, and the operating rate of enterprises was 83.3%, the same as last month. The total output is expected to be about 7800 tons in October, which is about 230 tons less than that in September.
The forecast of calcium silicon alloy
Recently, China’s silicon calcium market starts to shrink, and electricity prices, freight, and raw material costs remain high. Silicon and calcium manufacturers are eager to increase prices, but demand is weak, downstream procurement is cautious, and did not start to purchase because of the reduction of silicon calcium. A small number of factories offer slightly higher prices to test the market, waiting for downstream feedback. But under the pressure of large inventory, the actual transaction price is difficult to rise.
Price of Silicon Barium
According to the transaction report of silicon barium alloy this week, the mainstream transaction price of SiBa30 in Gansu is 9800-9900 yuan/ton, the transaction price of SiBa30 in Inner Mongolia is 9800-9900 yuan/ton, and the transaction price of SiBa4-6 in Ningxia, Inner Mongolia is 8600-8700 yuan/ton, and price in Qinghai is 8500-8600yuan/ton. The trading price of SiBa2-3 in Inner Mongolia and Ningxia is 8600-8700 yuan/ton.
Production status of silicon barium
In October 2022, there were 11 silicon barium manufacturers in normal production in China market. The actual number of furnaces was 14, and the operating rate of enterprises was 68.75%, an increase of 18.75% month-on-month. The total output is expected to be about 10,000 tons in October, which is about 200 tons more than that in September.
The forecast of silicon barium
This week, the prices of silicon barium SiBa2-3, 4-6 remain steady. Silicon barium prices were unaffected by the decline in ferrosilicon prices. SiBa30 high offer reduced, the mainstream market transaction price at 9800-9900 yuan/ton. Gansu region has a small inventory overhang. The market price of barium silicon is stable. Small inventories do not affect market prices, but prices of silicon barium are difficult to rise.
Price of Calcium Metal
|Product||Specification||Price (￥ EXW)|
|Crude Calcium Metal||Ca≥96%||17,500-18,500|
|Calcium Metal Wires||Ca≥97% size: 6.5-8.5mm||20,500-21,000|
|Calcium Metal Granules||Ca≥96% size: 0.3mm||20,300-20,800|
This week, the price of calcium metal remains steady. The market is dominated by rigid demand. According to the Royal Russian customer feedback that the prices of calcium metal are still falling in the European market. On China market, although there is less demand for calcium metal, the price of calcium metal is difficult to fall.
The calcium metal traders were more interested in buying at lower prices. The domestic and overseas markets had limited inquiries, but mixed sentiments prevailed.