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Why is it impossible to buy graphite electrodes in China

Graphite electrodes are not necessarily available in China if you have money now


Because China’s graphite electrode market is basically in a situation of no value this week. Many logistics have stopped shipping, and graphite electrode manufacturers are also finishing the year-end work,

Graphite electrode price

As of this Thursday, the mainstream price of UHP450mm specifications with 30% acicular coke content in the market is 135,000-14,000 yuan/ton, the mainstream price of UHP600mm specifications is 28-30 thousand yuan/ton, and the price of UHP700mm specification is 42-45 thousand yuan/ton.

China graphite electrode price

Graphite electrode raw material

The price of China’s low-sulfur coke market is stable this week, basically entering the holiday mode, and there is no obvious transaction.

As of this Thursday, the price of China’s Daqing Petrochemical 1 # A petroleum coke was 1700 yuan/ton, and China’s Fushun Petrochemical 1 # A was quoted at 1700 yuan / Ton; the market price of low-sulfur calcined coke is 2800-3000 yuan/ton. The price of China’s needle coke market is stable this week, and many companies have ceased production. The mainstream quotations for the coal-based and oil-based products in China are now reported at 7500-9000 yuan/ton.

Graphite electrode factory

Chinese steel prices fluctuated slightly this week.

Judging from the price trends in various parts of China, the spot market has entered a “dormant” state, demand is getting weaker. The operating rate of electric furnace steel mills has fallen from 55% to 25%, and profit margins have further declined.

Rebar futures encountered resistance

Have a certain impact on traders’ psychology. According to the calculation of the independent electric arc furnace (all scrap) in East China, the cost of rebar is 3667 yuan/ton, which is 22 yuan/ton higher than last week; the gross profit per ton of steel is 7 yuan/ton, which is 48 yuan/ton lower than last week.

In view, the current price difference RMB 100 / ton the first-class and third-class steel plants in the market.
many independent electric furnace steel mills’ actual profit is -127 RMB / ton, last month a decrease RMB 52 / ton

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