The domestic market of cyclohexanone rose narrowly this week. According to the monitoring data of business associations, the average price of domestic cyclohexanone producers was 8 200 yuan/ton at the beginning of the week and 8 300 yuan/ton at the end of the week. The price rose by 1.22% in the week and fell by 30.83% compared with the same period last year.
II. Market Analysis
Product: This week, the cyclohexanone market is running steadily upward. Sinopec’s pure benzene listing has been raised again by 100 yuan/ton to 5350 yuan/ton, with good cost support. Within a week, chemical fibers can still be purchased on the market. Hengyi, Shenyuan and other factories have increased the demand for cyclohexanone. Other factories have made up a small number of vacancies, and chemical fibers orders in cyclohexanone factories are still acceptable. Solvent market demand is general, and most of them are purchased on demand. Luxi Cyclohexanone has not been exported from stock for the time being, so the supply of Cyclohexanone is on the tight side. At present, the main price of cyclohexanone is 8800-8900 yuan per ton cash, up 400 yuan per ton from last Thursday. Up to now, the mainstream negotiation in Shandong market is in the range of 8900-9000 yuan/ton cash delivery, the mainstream negotiation in East China market is in the range of 9100-9300 yuan/ton cash delivery, and the mainstream negotiation in South China market is in the range of 9400-9600 yuan/ton cash delivery.
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Industry chain: raw materials, pure benzene, this week pure benzene prices soared and fell. At the beginning of the week, the inventory of East China Port continued to drop to about 170,000 tons. On the external market, the supply of the United States continues to be tight, and the operators believe that the arbitrage window between the United States and South Korea will be open for a long time. The decline of domestic stock and the high level of external market jointly led to the increase of domestic pure benzene quotation to 5600 yuan/ton, which is almost the same as FOB Korea price. However, the domestic downstream has little profit except styrene, strong resistance to high-priced pure benzene, and high selling price is difficult to respond to. Caprolactam: This week, the domestic caprolactam liquid spot market is basically stable. In terms of cost, the price of pure benzene continued to rise, and the price of East China market once rose to 5500 yuan per ton, but the follow-up was weak, and the price had been revised back. Sinopec’s listed price of pure benzene rose by 100 yuan/ton to 5350 yuan/ton. Cyclohexanone has a good demand in the near future. The ex-factory price has risen to 8700-8900 yuan/ton, and the cost of caprolactam is high. The atmosphere of supply and demand is slightly weak. With the restart of the pre-maintenance equipment, the overall start-up of caprolactam is improved, and the supply is increased.
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3. Future Market Forecast
Cyclohexanone factory spot is not much, there is no inventory pressure, Luxi Cyclohexanone has the possibility of shipment in the near future. In the short run, the overall supply may increase steadily; in the long run, the early planned production of cyclohexanone plant in July, rumors have delayed the start-up time, and the possibility of new release capacity of cyclohexanone in the late part of the month is small. Cost side has some support, demand side, chemical fiber market gap still exists, the high rise is weak, and the profit margin is scarce, next week or slightly reduced. Cyclohexanone analysts at business associations expect high consolidation in the cyclohexanone market next week.