Film Name: "Price Increase"
Leading stars: steel mill, aluminum factory, copper factory, plastic factory, foundry......
Friendship performance: major suppliers
Release Date: 2021
In May, all the industries associated with the air pressure mechanism ushered in a wave of price rises again, motor, bearings, lubricating oil, filters, gas storage tanks, cold and dry machine...... All price rises, in these two days, several air compressor factory has issued a price adjustment notice.
This year, the cost pressure of the air compressor industry will be unusually large, we should be prepared psychologically. Among them, due to iron ore caused by steel prices is the most fatal blow to the industry.
Today, non-ferrous, black futures rose across the board, rebar main seal trading, at 6012 yuan per ton. As the raw material of steel, iron ore futures main contract price also rose by the daily limit, and hit a record high.
Iron ore futures rose to Rmb1,326 a tonne
In liao port group dalian port ore wharf, the port staff introduced that the recent period of time the arrival of iron ore increased significantly, and most of them are cargo ships of more than 200,000 tons. In the latest month, they arrived at more than 2 million tons, an increase of about 20 percent compared to January and February.
It is understood that although the amount of iron ore arriving at the port has increased recently, the port inventory is slightly lower than the same period in previous years due to the low amount of iron ore arriving at the port in the early stage and the high overall shipping volume this year. Data showed that as of May 6, the country's 45 ports imported iron ore inventory was 129,577,800 tons, down 689,100 tons month-on-month.
'We have about 50, 000 tons in inventory, which is about half lower than the same period,' said Liu Jiansen, an iron ore trader in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Most traders have a certain fear of heights, and now do not dare to keep a lot of inventory. In the past, the fluctuation range of a year may be a few hundred yuan, but now the fluctuation range of a few days can have several hundred yuan.
According to traders, the price of port iron ore PB powder reached 1650 yuan/ton today, 50 yuan/ton higher than yesterday, and 550 yuan/ton higher than in early April, a rise of 50% in just a month. Under the action of many factors, today, iron ore futures main contract strong trading, reached 1326 yuan/ton, hit a record high.
Internationally, today, before the opening of the domestic futures market, the main contract of the Singapore iron ore index futures once rose by the daily limit, the intraday price once reached 226.55 US dollars/ton, a record high.
The Platts index of 62% international iron ore rose from $164.50 / ton at the beginning of the year to $212.75 / ton on May 7, up 29%.
"The domestic iron ore price has always been lower than the global Platts price," said Qin Jiwei, a researcher at Sinosteel Futures Dalian. Although the price of iron ore in China has risen sharply, we also need to remind investors to pay attention to the risks of trading.
Today, the DCE also issued a notice saying that recently, there are many uncertain factors in the market operation, and the prices of bulk commodities, especially coking coal, coke and iron ore, fluctuate greatly. All market players are invited to participate in a rational and compliant manner to prevent and control risks and ensure the smooth operation of the market.
2.High production demand
The price of scrap steel rose to an all-time high
Apart from iron ore, scrap steel is also an important raw material for making steel. In the case of tight iron ore supply, the price of scrap steel has changed?
In a scrap steel disposal base at Shanghai Haiguang Wharf. At present, the base is stacked with about 14,000 tons of scrap steel, twice as much as last year's inventory at the same time, reaching a record high.
Staff told reporters that only this morning, steel mills in East China raised the purchase price of scrap steel, up more than 300 per ton.
Reporters learned that the site will deal with about 20,000 tons of scrap steel every month, will be collected in the cutting and compression of scrap steel sent to the Yangtze River Delta region as raw materials for steel smelting.
Shanghai baoshan district haiguang wharf a scrap steel base responsible person zhang huaquan: from the beginning of April to now, almost good scrap steel. Up to today, my quotation to the steel mill has exceeded 4000 yuan per ton. At the beginning of April, it was only 3100 yuan, 3200 yuan per ton, a ton increase of about 700 yuan, 800 yuan. Yesterday the price was adjusted 4 times, almost 30 yuan, 50 yuan upward, adjusted 4 times.
Industry insiders told reporters that from this year's low point, the price of scrap steel has risen by more than 50%, reaching a record high.
Because scrap steel and iron ore are raw materials for smelting steel. As a result, the price of scrap steel has risen sharply on the back of a surge in iron ore and finished rebar prices.
Reporters learned that after the May Day, domestic construction steel inventory compared to 2020 fell 1.1 million tons. Under the background that the supply of rebar steel falls short of the demand, the profit of steel mills is good, and then the purchase price of scrap steel is greatly increased, and the limited scrap steel resources are seized.
Jin Xionglin, senior analyst of Shanghai Steel Union Scrap Business Unit: Under normal circumstances, the difference of rebar scrap is more than 1,200 yuan, but now it is more than 2,100 yuan. You can see from the comparison of this data. At present, the profit of electric furnace reached more than 800 yuan per ton of steel. Capacity utilization of electric stoves reached 76%, a record high in several years. From the point of view of steel mills, the enthusiasm of using scrap steel is relatively high.
3.Harden!!!! Rising steel prices lift all boats
Raw material prices continue to rise, let steel prices all the way up. Today spot steel prices exceeded the historical highest point in 2008, and the futures market a number of main contracts in the morning closed up, the Shanghai Futures Exchange hot rolled coil main contract on the opening of the seal in the trading limit.
Data show that on May 10, the average price of three-level rebar steel with a diameter of 25mm in key cities in China was 6,100 yuan/ton, up 389 yuan/ton compared with the previous day.
The cumulative increase in May was 791 yuan/ton, up 15.2%; Increased by 1028 yuan/ton, or 20.3% compared with the same period last month; The price has directly surpassed the all-time high of 5,897 yuan/ton in 2008, setting a record high.
Futures, rebar and hot rolled coil recently the main futures are also very obvious. As of the close of this morning, the main contract of rebar futures and hot rolled coil futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange both rose by the daily limit. The main contract of rebar futures closed at 6012 yuan/ton, up 18.6% compared with the same period of last month. Hot rolled coil futures main contract reached 6086 yuan/ton, up 16% compared with the same period last month.
Industry insiders said that although recent steel production and inventory data reflect signs of a slowdown in the demand side, but due to the expected production limits on the fundamentals of strong support, steel prices are still strong, the second quarter industry profit is expected to return to the historical peak.
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