In 2014, the operating rate of fluorite manufacturers is low, with an average of 30%. The price decreased slightly and continuously. March is the peak month of fluorite price as usual but not this year. Although manufacturers collectively push up price in the industry conference, it didn’t have any improvement restricted by the downstream demand. In the first half of 2014, the operating rate of aluminum fluoride and hydrofluoric acid of the downstream manufacturers are generally low, it is the important factor of restricting fluorite market. The international market depressed and purchased fluorite in a low price, which failed to gain more profits.
It would realize the goal that to freeze the R22 usage amount in household air-conditioner industry in 2013, with a basic level of 74,700 tonnes or even decrease more 10% on its basic level in 2015, and will totally eliminate 10,670 tonnes in first elimination phase. While the industrial and commercial refrigeration industry will achieve a target that eliminates R22 of about 9,500 tonnes in 2015. That is to say, according to the promise of the Chinese government, from now on, R22 officially entered the comprehensively use freezing period. Over 20,000 tonnes of R22 will be eliminated only in fields of domestic air conditioning and industrial and commercial refrigeration in the next two years.
Under the rules of WTO, the Ministry of Finance of China announced the 2013 Tariff Implementation Plan that the original fluorite tentative export tariff of 15% was canceled. What measures taken by China to protect non-renewable resources, will be the subject in the next few years.
In addition, according to the Montreal protocol, China’s elimination period of HCFC (mainly R22) is as of 2030. China freezes the household air conditioner by using R22, but at the same time, it increase production in other downstream fields, causing a phenomenon that eliminating with production at the same time.
What to report:
From the situation of raw material fluorine to traditional fluorine chemical and fluorine intermediate, it will analyze the production, price, import and export to clearly know the fluorine chemical industry in China this year.
Intensively and effectively predict the production of fluorite and fine fluorine chemical industry by using CCM internal investigation method.
Dongyue Group Ltd., Shanghai 3F New Material Co., Ltd., Juhua Group Corporation, Jiangsu MeiLan Chemical Co., Ltd.