Chlor alkali industry is still not optimistic after three years of continuous losses

wallpapers Industry 2020-12-09
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China Chlor Alkali Industry Association, China's chlor alkali industry is facing more severe challenges under the new economic normal. The chlor alkali industry, which has been losing money for three years, is still facing more severe challenges, such as overcapacity, sluggish demand and low price. From January to June this year, the domestic production of caustic soda and PVC were 15.2 million tons and 8.12 million tons, respectively, down 1.9% and 0.8% year-on-year. In the first half of the year, the new capacity of domestic caustic soda was 500000 tons, the production capacity of diaphragm caustic soda was reduced by 80000 tons, the actual capacity of caustic soda increased by 420000 tons, and the total capacity was 39.52 million tons; the total production capacity of PVC was 23.89 million tons without any increase. The output of caustic soda and PVC decreased year on year, and the downstream market price has been hovering at a low level.

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have increased the export volume of caustic soda in China due to the shortage of supply in the external market and the impact on the transportation in India. From January to may, China's liquid caustic soda export volume was 569500 tons, with a year-on-year increase of 46.85%, and that of solid caustic soda was 305600 tons, with a year-on-year increase of 7.8%. From January to may, the export volume of pure PVC powder was 337600 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 17.5%; the import volume was 333100 tons, an increase of 13.14%. Zhang Wenlei, vice president and Secretary General of China Chlor Alkali Industry Association of

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, said that from 2012 to 2014, the chlor alkali industry had been in deficit for three consecutive years, and the overall situation was still deteriorating this year. According to statistics, from January to June, 73 key enterprises in the industry had accumulated losses of 750 million yuan, while these enterprises were able to make a profit of about 400 million yuan in the same period last year. From January to may, the loss amount of loss making enterprises in the industry reached 1.823 billion yuan, and there were 30 enterprises in the loss state, with the loss area reaching 50.8%. It can be seen that the situation of chlor alkali industry this year is even more severe, and it is expected that it will not improve in the second half of the year, and it will remain at a low level. Zhang Wenlei of

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said that since 2014, new real estate projects have been limited and the investment motivation is insufficient. Affected by this, the majority of PVC downstream plastic building materials industry device start-up is not saturated. The main downstream alkali consuming industries of caustic soda can be started, and the demand of alumina, chemical fiber and other industries is stable, but the demand of textile, printing and dyeing industries is general.

he also said that chlor alkali industry is a typical traditional chemical raw material industry, and also an industry with complete market competition. After more than ten years of rapid development, the industry has a serious overcapacity, which needs adjustment and contraction. From the data, the chlor alkali industry has ushered in an obvious turning point, the output of production capacity began to exceed the growth, and the loss of several years in succession made the industry enter a period of deep adjustment. Taking PVC as an example, there are nearly 20 "zombie enterprises" among the 88 enterprises. Many enterprises are making plans for the next step, and some enterprises have considered withdrawing from the market. Central enterprises and local state-owned enterprises are also in the process of merger and reorganization to ensure their survival.

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learned from the China Chlor Alkali Industry Association that the chlor alkali association has completed the policy research project on the access conditions of chlor alkali industry entrusted by the Ministry of industry and information technology and the Ministry of finance, and has been submitted to the Ministry of industry and information technology through expert argumentation. The association suggested that the new version of industry access conditions should be released as soon as possible to promote the resolution of industry overcapacity. At present, the results of market-oriented adjustment of the industry are fermenting, and some backward production capacity has begun to be integrated out. Under such circumstances, it is necessary to continue to strengthen the improvement and implementation of access standards, and strictly control the production capacity, technical level, safety and environmental protection and energy consumption of new projects, so as to ensure the healthy operation of the industry. Some people in the industry of

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told reporters that at present, PVC anti-dumping reexamination has been filed in the Ministry of Commerce, and follow-up on-site verification and hearing will be held. The total annual production capacity of PVC in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Russia and Taiwan of China exceeds 15 million tons and the export capacity exceeds 4 million tons. Moreover, the sharp drop in international oil prices has led to a sharp drop in the prices of ethylene and vinyl raw materials. The overseas ethylene process PVC has become more advantageous and poses a great threat to China's PVC industry. At the same time, foreign enterprises have significantly increased their export to China in the form of processing trade. Processing trade has become an important means adopted by countries involved in anti-dumping cases to evade trade restrictions and maintain exports to China. The effect of anti-dumping measures is greatly reduced. In the critical period of industrial transformation and upgrading, it is particularly important to maintain industrial security. Therefore, it is suggested that the anti-dumping products should be listed in the prohibited category of processing trade. Zhang Wenlei pointed out that before "spkds" and "spkds", we should try to expand the application scope of "spkds". In the traditional PVC market such as plate, profile, building membrane board, there are other material products competing for market share. In this case, several major enterprises in the industry are studying how to improve the quality of PVC products to make them more competitive and meet the market demand. The prevention and control of mercury pollution in PVC by calcium carbide method must also be paid attention to at all times. The second

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halogen product cluster summit will be held in Qingdao from August 27 to 29, 2015. Salt chemical and bromine chemical enterprises are invited to participate in the meeting. The meeting will explore the future development prospect and road of halogen industry through the accurate analysis of the policy environment of salt chemical industry and bromine chemical industry, the development and innovation of salt chemical industry and bromine chemical industry technology, the consumption prospect of salt chemical industry and bromine chemical industry, the supply and demand situation of salt chemical industry and bromine chemical industry, as well as the research and discussion of focusing on e-commerce and Internet finance to change the traditional business model of halogen industry 。


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