According to Haofei Chemical, as of January 1, 2018, the import of dichloroethane has been fully liberalized, which means that traders and end customers can directly import dichloroethane from foreign companies. As soon as the news came out, the overall negative sentiment in the dichloroethane market was very high. At the beginning of 2018, the price of methylene chloride was 2,500 yuan/ton (as mentioned in Jiangyin Port). As of March 9, the price of dichloroethane fell to 1900-1930 yuan. / Ton, the decline rate of up to 22% -24%.
Since the last weekend (March 4th), due to certain problems in the quality of Jiangyin Hengyang's dichloroethane products, the market supply provider has suddenly closed the market, and at the same time, the supply of Oder Fellku is extremely tight, March 7-9. Since the supply of the market has basically been locked up, it has been very difficult for merchants to provide feedback on goods. Affected by this, the market prices of dichloroethane in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, and other regions are more confusing. Market news has reported that the price of ports raised since 1980 has been raised to 1980-2050 yuan/ton. However, according to Haofei Chemical's verification, there is no actual transaction despite the high price. . At present, the actual transaction price of dichloroethane is still concentrated in the range of 1900 to 1930 yuan/ton.
After the import liberalization in 2018, the import volume of dichloroethane increased more than in the previous month. In January, the total import volume was 78,000 tons, an increase of 62.5% from the previous month!
It is reported that next week, chloroethane will have more than 20,000 tons of cargo source to Hong Kong, facing a strong supply of imported goods, and at the same time, the rapid increase in the operating load of the main company's equipment will also lead to an increase in market supply. Therefore, the current distressed supply of dichloroethane is actually a "short-lived phenomenon," and it is expected that prices will continue to fall after the next week.
According to Haofei Chemical, dichloromethane is one of the major products of dichloroethane. Since September 2017, due to the continuous increase in prices and the fall of dichloroethane, the price of the dichloroethane has increased, resulting in dichloroethane. The competitiveness of alkanes in paints, coatings, thinners and other industries has increased significantly. It is reported that the current environmental performance of dichloroethane in major markets such as Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong is relatively optimistic. However, in terms of prices, it is difficult for the demand to rise and it is difficult to support a sharp increase in the supply of goods. The expected decline in the price of dichloroethane is expected to be large.