calcium silicon priceCa30Si58, the actual index can reach Model Ca30Si60, that is, the Si content is higher than 60%.
Overall, the calcium silicon price is gradually decreasing throughout 2019. Mainly due to weak demand. Let's take a look at the basic situation of the steel market: In 2019, China's steel output continued to rise in the first half of the year and fell in the second half of the year. In the first 10 months of 2019, China's crude steel output was 829 million tons, an increase of 7.4% year-on-year; pig iron output was 675 million tons, an increase of 5.4% year-on-year; Crude steel output is expected to be 980 million tons in 2019, a year-on-year increase of about 7%. In 2019, China's imports and exports of steel products have decreased. According to customs data, in the first 11 months of 2019, China imported 10.82 million tons of steel, a year-on-year decrease of 11%; exports of steel were 59.66 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 6.5%.
The overall output of steel still increased, but the specific performance was increased in the first half and decreased in the second half. This is why the calcium silicon price remained high in the first half of the year.
Not only the price of calcium silicon alloy, but also the price of calcium silicon cored wire. The model Ca30Si58's calcium silicon cored wire price has recently maintained at 12,000 RMB / ton. In addition, as the raw material cold rolled strip price of the alloy cored wire has been fluctuating, the calcium silicon cored wire is also in a period of small swings.
It is now approaching the end of the year, and various downstream users have basically stocked up their stocks, and prices are not expected to fluctuate in the near future. Taking into account the international economic recession and China's domestic overcapacity situation, we do not expect a significant increase in the price of calcium silicon next year, but since the price has bottomed out, there is no room for further exploration. Customers who need to purchase can purchase calcium silicon at any time, mainly paying attention to keeping low inventory.